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What if Paul had formed/joined a supergroup after The Beatles instead of Wings?
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Wilson & McCartney! Man, that would have been something!

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Perhaps a better what if is, what if Paul decided Wings was a failed experiment after Ram and Wild Life ? That gives us a timeline from 1972, and there were some interesting people about right then. For instance, the guys who would form 10cc were themselves reaching a career impasse, how amazing would that combination have been?

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Ram was needed to get the publishing rights to his new songs so Linda is credited, but I don't really consider Ram to be Wings. Besides, who in their right mind would consider Ram a failed experiment!?

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
Wilson & McCartney! Man, that would have been something!

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William Shears Campbell said
Saying that they all got released in the 80's is almost as bad as saying that it was all a dream. Then with that, you're not much better of a story writer than Paul himself.

Also, what about his 80's stuff. Would much of that not be in existence? And those covers, why so many covers?

His 80's stuff would be in existence, he'd just be recording earth's Wings songs in-between albums. As for the covers, I'm assuming that the 5 of them want to cover the songs that they grew up with or the songs they really like.

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And then we look at the invented tracklists, and they are dire. Looking at it, as said above, way too many covers.

As I said above, it's safe to assume they want to mostly play the songs they grew up with or just flat out enjoy, similar to Wheels Of Fire or any album released by George Thorogood. Also, I don't typically listen to solo Beatles, so the only Wings songs I am familiar with are the hits, so I worked around this with covers.

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I'll go even further, way too many covers reflecting the playing style of Clapton, Page and Bonham but the type of territory Paul rarely touches musically or vocally, always inclined to the poppier side of the charts.

Contrary to popular belief, Paul doesn't always stick to the more poppier side. Helter Skelter , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Maxwell's Silver Hammer , Fixing A Hole , The End , he can be a real rocker sometimes and also, there's a bit of everything when it comes to the covers, there's the Robert Johnson style classic blues that Eric is really into, there's the 60's blues rock that Jimmy really digs and there's Elvis and Hendrix for Paul, as Paul really likes Jimi's music.

Ron Nasty said
And then there's Clapton looking like the Harrison of the '70s, with Paul granting him a very few lead vocals.

That'd be like complaining about how Freddie gets more vocal spots than Brian or Roger, Paul's the bandleader and the other members should have no more than 1 song per album with them on lead vocals if even that.

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Clapton and Page are bashing heads over who's the real lead guitarist.

Similar to how Paul and George bashed heads about this same thing, here's some proof, let's look at each guitar solo from each album from Revolver through The Beatles and compare:

Revolver : (George (5), Paul (6))

Taxman (Paul x2)

I'm Only Sleeping (George x2)

And Your Bird Can Sing (George and Paul x2)

Doctor Robert (George)

Got To Get You Into My Life (Paul)

Tomorrow Never Knows (Paul)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band: (George (2), Paul (2))

Fixing A Hole (George)

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Paul)

Good Morning Good Morning (Paul)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (George)

Magical Mystery Tour : (George (1), Paul (1))

Strawberry Fields Forever (Paul)

All You Need Is Love (George)

Yellow Submarine : (George (1.5), Paul (.5))

Hey Bulldog (George)

It's All Too Much (unsure, either George or Paul)

The Beatles: (George (6), Paul (2))

Back In The USSR (Paul)

Dear Prudence (George x2)

Happiness Is A Warm Gun (George)

Yer Blues (George)

Sexy Sadie (George)

Helter Skelter (Paul)

Savoy Truffle (George)

Ron Nasty said
Before Paul tells them both to shut up, that he's the best lead guitarist, but he lets both them of show-off for him because they're both his bitches now, and they will play what he wants them to play, or they won't play at all...

Paul always wanted to play guitar and was forced into playing bass because no one else would, so it'd be stupid to assume that once he could get someone else to play bass, he wouldn't switch to lead guitar. This can be seen on The Beatles albums Help !, Revolver , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and The Beatles, where Paul has a lead guitar part on 5, 4, 3, and 8 songs respectively, let's compare who has more lead guitar parts on The Beatles:

Back In The USSR (Paul)

Dear Prudence (George)

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Paul)

Wild Honey Pie (Paul)

Happiness Is A Warm Gun (George)

I'm So Tired (George)

Blackbird (Paul)

Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Paul)

I Will (Paul)

Birthday (George)

Yer Blues (George)

Mother Nature's Son (Paul)

Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (George)

Sexy Sadie (George)

Helter Skelter (Paul)

Savoy Truffle (George)

Cry Baby Cry (George)

Revolution 9 (George)

Paul has 8 while George has 10, so although George had more guitar parts, Paul sure got his hands dirty in the 6 stringed department in 1968.

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That'd be like complaining about how Freddie gets more vocal spots than Brian or Roger, Paul's the bandleader and the other members should have no more than 1 song per album with them on lead vocals if even that.

See, that to me is where you're getting this idea wrong. While Queen were a super group, they were not a supergroup, as in, the same as the Beatles, they were just a group of friends who made it very big.

A supergroup is when you bring together established and well-known musicians to attempt to show all off to their best. The best example is the Traveling Wilburys, not a member doesn't get a vocal, and most get more than one. It's about equals coming together.

You've just created Wings with more famous people in it. As I said, given where their careers and lives all were, why would any of them give it up to be Paul's sidemen.

Name me one supergroup that has multiple singers that has just one doing 99% of the vocals.

Also, I did not say Paul couldn't rock, just that it's one of the strings to his bow, and not one that's ever been his main thing. Just something he can do when that's where the song takes him.

There was a reason that Wings were never a blues/hard rock band, apart from when the song called for it.

For me, not only was FTB an alternate history, but an alternate Paul...

Now, maybe if he'd died in a car crash and been replaced...

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Derek And The Dominoes, Bad Company, the list goes on.

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Well, Derek and the Dominoes, Bobby Whitlock, career just starting, some time hanging around Stax, and had recorded with Delaney & Bonnie, Carl Randle and Jim Gordon aren't renown for their vocal abilities. And before you bring up Duane, he wasn't a member of the group. He was a guest guitarist.

Now, Bad Company, well, obviously, Paul Rodgers, known for his great lungs, but... er... Mick Ralphs? Boz Burrell? Simon Kirke? Erm...

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Lennon took all of the vocals in The Dirty Mac. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Lennon took all of the vocals in The Dirty Mac.   

Yeah, but the Dirty Mac was a one-off thing. That's a little different. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Lennon took all of the vocals in The Dirty Mac.   

Untrue. Yoko took fifty per cent of their vocals. Recorded two songs: Yer Blues  with John on vocals, and the improvised Whole Lotta Yoko with Yoko on vocals and Ivry Gitlis on violin.

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Asia was considered a supergroup from other Prog Rock bands.  As far as I know, only John Wetton sang lead vocals.

As far as Paul forming a supergroup after the Beatles, I suspect it would be a short-lived collaboration not unlike George with the Traveling Wilburys.  After a couple of years, band members will feel they've done all they can and will want to move on to other things. 

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Not to brag, but I just outsmarted Ron Nasty which means I must become the new Ron Nasty. Also, if you're going to mention the violinist, you mind as well mention the other members, like this:

John Lennon : Lead Vocals on Yer Blues , Rhythm Guitar (1965 Epiphone ES-230TD Casino)

Eric Clapton: Lead Guitar (1964 Gibson ES-335)

Keith Richards: Bass Guitar (Fender Precision Bass)

Mitch Mitchell: Drums

Yoko Ono: Lead Vocals on Whole Lotta Yoko

Ivry Gitlis: Violin on Whole Lotta Yoko

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What would a Paul/Billy Joel combo be like in the seventies?

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Asia was considered a supergroup from other Prog Rock bands.  As far as I know, only John Wetton sang lead vocals.  

Admittedly, Asia did tend to stick the single lead singer format, though there is always the adage that the exception proves the rule.

That said, Asia did have three lead singers.

Never recording with them, Greg Lake was their singer for about a year after Wetton was forced out in the early '80s. Didn't really work and they got Wetton back.

Then, when Wetton quit in 1991, they bought in John Payne to front the band for the next fifteen years.

Of course, the suggestion falls down on one flaw.

My argument was that a supergroup involving more than one singer would not see one singer dominate so much.

There is a reason John Wetton was the lead singer for Asia, while Steve Howe and Geoff Downes might be happy to throw in some backing vocals, Wetton was the only lead singer in the group. The others in Asia had not been singers previously, but were known for their instrumental abilities.

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He wouldn't have done that because then he wouldn't have been the boss. 

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The Paul starting a super-group is a kick! I laughed so hard, I snorted! I can hear him now..."Hi, I'm Paul. I'll be doing all the singing 'cause I'm the Paul McCartney of the group. Just back me up when & how I tell you and all will be fine! Eric, stop, you're doing it wrong!!"

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Sure, because just that's what Paul's like all the time, every time, right? Bloody hell.... What is it about about this topic that brings out the 'lets ridicule Paul some more' sentiment in some people?

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Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said
Sure, because just that's what Paul's like all the time, every time, right? Bloody hell.... What is it about about this topic that brings out the 'lets ridicule Paul some more' sentiment in some people?  

Somebody's a little butthurt. Can't take a joke?

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Anybody have a better idea for an album than mine.

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