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Paul McCartney & Wings
7 November 2012
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I think George meant what was said previously - that Paul hadnt evolved in his music away from the beatles, the sound was the same.

The song Funny Paper was referring to was How Do You Sleep?, and John's rebuke never worked for me as i love Another Day . Ive also never understood John saying that HDYS? was about himself by the way.

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Hm, that makes sense - George insinuating that Paul's music hadn't evolved. Or possibly that Paul had so dominated the Beatles that anything he recorded was bound to sound familiar.

Supposedly it was Allan Klein who came up with the "You're just another day" line, which I think was pretty clever of him. (Surprised he didn't try to get co-writing credit on it!) And I suspect John simply found it easier to dismiss the song as partly being about himself than to try to excuse its excesses and admit it was written mostly in anger.

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7 November 2012
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Wasnt Klein ripping off everyone so maybe he was feeling charitable? One of those 'ive taken 10,000 off you so i'll let you have 1'.

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18 December 2012
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Propbably should be in another Macca thread but some journalist, Mike Lupica has been complaining that Paul played Wings songs instead of all beatles one reports the Beatles Examiner.

"Didn’t somebody tell Sir Paul McCartney , by the way, that nobody hung around until 1:30 in the morning to hear him take a trip down memory lane with Wings songs, they wanted to hear him sing, 'I Saw Her Standing There , Lupica wrote in the New York Daily News.

Shows a) the man knows nothing about Pauls fans and b) a great underappreciation for Paul and his work with Wings considering Paul sang Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five , Live And Let Die and Let Me Roll It , 3 classics.

 

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19 December 2012
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Paul's best work was done when he was in a band, or singing with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. The music that the Wings generated was great, but George's quote from 1974 is correct. Members of the Wings complained that he was controlling. He may have been controlling during the Let it Be sessions, but with the Wings he was being a perfectionist.

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20 December 2012
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That guy must not be a Paul McCartney fan. I don't think that's too bad, it sounds like something I would say (but not about Paul). I think it was meant to be a joke, but the kind that he really thinks is true. It also said that guy's a sports person, so who cares what he has to say about Paul anyways?

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20 December 2012
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Celebrated_Mr_K said
Karen Carpenter says, "Okay, "Close to You", on three."

Dudes! That's not funny! Karen Carpenter was a stunning singer and a capable drummer, and simply isn't someone you, uhm, make light of! Her version of "Ticket To Ride " is wonderful! Have you heard "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day)"? It's druggier than "I Am The Walrus " sung by Courtney Love in a Munich disco in the late '70s! And it's originally by Klaatu who were once thought to be - döng - The Beatles!

Sorry for shouting.

I like Wild Life . It has "Tomorrow", "Dear Friend" and the lovely "Some People Never Know". The cover is great, too. But I think my favourite Wings album is probably Wings At The Speed Of Sound . They all sing for a bit, Linda about food! It rocks ("Beware My Love"), bounces ("Silly Love Songs"), makes no sense ("Let 'em In"), and ends with "Warm and Beautiful", which is just that. Sigh.

20 December 2012
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Sorry but i find the Carpenters to be one of the most boring listening experiences i ever have had the mispleasure of experiencing. Everything they did was reduced to beige and i maintain that their cover of Please Mister Postman took a good song and turned it into one of the most mundane, boring pieces of bah ever. They took Help ! and somehow made it boring. One of the worst car journeys i have ever had was when listening to their Greatest Hits simply because it was so incredibly dull.

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Eh, they had their moments. Actually, Velvet Hand, I think I actually prefer their "Calling Occupants..." to Klaatu's original!

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their cover of Please Mister Postman took a good song and turned it into one of the most mundane, boring pieces of bah ever.

True, but it is also one of the prettiest mundane, boring pieces of bah ever.

The Carpenters' "Calling Occupants", however, is absolutely barmy. 

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The original isnt that bad for that kind of era tho there are a thousand better girl group songs from then. However the Beatles took it and gave it real balls especially Johns vocal which isnt a plea but an order bordering on becoming a threat "Dont dare come my way with no letter from my girl otherwise i'll have you".

Generally speaking i find the Seventies to be a pretty dull era music-wise being that i hate disco, glam, punk and those awful teen bands like the Bay City Rollers and the Osmands. John was right when he called it a drag. There was some good stuff but try and listen to a 70's station, they're filled wall to wall with tedious garbage.

To bring it back to Wings, they were one of the bands in the 70's that make me not want to simply bag it up and dump it in a landfill site. Seemless linking there.

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I've been revisiting and reappreciating Wings the last several weeks...so many great tunes! If you think back on who the best and biggest bands were of the 70s in terms of sales, chart toppers, and touring, after The Who, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, I think Wings is absolutely in the conversation. It's pretty incredible, if you think about it, that out of the ashes of The Beatles, Paul was able to start from zero and build up a band like that, especially as they didn't play ANY Beatles songs live until later in the decade ('75/'76 on the Wings Over the World tour, I believe?).

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Wings never come up in any "serious" discussion of the 70s.

Those of you who've been on the Forum know my thoughts on this: rightly or wrongly, critics and Beatle fans ran for the exits when photographer-wife  Linda appeared on stage or in a song. (Same as Yoko and John. George looked brilliant just leaving Patty at home.)

McCartney had to create a whole new fan base - which he did.

 

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Wings never come up in any "serious" discussion of the 70s.

Those of you who've been on the Forum know my thoughts on this: rightly or wrongly, critics and Beatle fans ran for the exits when photographer-wife  Linda appeared on stage or in a song. (Same as Yoko and John. George looked brilliant just leaving Patty at home.)

McCartney had to create a whole new fan base - which he did.

 

The thing is, unlike Yoko, Linda didn't want the spotlight (at least according to what she said in numerous interviews) and her contributions were not obtrusive or detrimental to most songs (apart from maybe some backing vocals). Yoko, on the other hand...I think I've made it known on here how I feel about her as both a person and an "artist"...:-?

 

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I saw Laurence Juber tonight at the Grammy Museum. Most of it was a Q&A session, but we did get a rousing performance at the end. He's had an amazingly versatile career as a composer, arranger and musician, of which the Wings portion is only a fraction. Among the songs were "While My Guitar Gently Weeps " - and I adore his version - and "I Saw Her Standing There ." We also got to hear a couple of originals. Afterward, he did a signing of his new photography book. And because I'd gotten my tickets through a member presale, they gave me a copy of his Wings tribute CD, so I had him sign that. I was in a daze, and I told him he's a sorcerer on that guitar.

Such a gracious guy and incredible performer. I hope to catch a full concert soon.

The museum wouldn't let us get pics even when we were in line for the signing. I managed to get a few, though.

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I think every Wings album is at least good, most great or better - that's not to say everything they did was good, because that is very untrue. 

Quite a few people listed Maybe I'm Amazed as a great Wings song, but it's not by Wings. They did perform it live though.

Some favorite songs, going through the albums (different effect thingy applied to each, circulating - non-album singles don't have one):

 

Mumbo

Love is Strange

Dear Friend

My Love

Little Lamb Dragonfly

Hi, Hi, Hi

C Moon

Junior's Farm

Band On The Run (I'm still not tired of it.)

Jet

Mrs. Vandebilt

Let Me Roll It

Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

Venus And Mars /Rock Show (technically two songs, but they're always played and usually heard together.)

You Gave Me The Answer

Magneto and Titanium Man

Letting Go

Medicine Jar

Call Me Back Again

Listen to What The Man Said

Let 'Em In

The Note You Never Wrote

She's My Baby

Beware My Love

Silly Love Songs

Must Do Something About It

San Ferry Anne

London Town

I'm Carrying

Backwards Traveller

Children Children

NOT GIRLFRIEND!

I've Had Enough

Deliver Your Children

Morse Moose and The Grey Goose

Mull Of Kintyre

Spin it On

Old Siam, Sir

Arrow Through Me

To You

So Glad to See You Here

 

And that's a whole bunch of Wings songs I enjoy. In fact, Wings are perhaps the main reason I like Paul's post-Beatles career the best.

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Oh, if anyone's interested, I updated setlist.fm with last night's setlist.

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Its cool that you can watch the songs so easily. Never knew you could add the setlists to shows.

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Oooooooooh, I'm soooo excited.  

Finally A "Paul McCartney & Wings cover band" coming to Town next month. Getting great reviews! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Cryptic teaser posted at Paul's FB:

 Coming soon...

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