Wings/70s Paul poll

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Every Night
14
3%
Man We Was Lonely
3
1%
Maybe I'm Amazed
26
6%
Another Day
12
3%
Too Many People
12
3%
Ram On
7
2%
Dear Boy
6
1%
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
24
6%
Heart of the Country
2
0%
Long Haired Lady
3
1%
Back Seat of My Car
14
3%
Some People Never Know
2
0%
Tomorrow
3
1%
Hi Hi Hi
7
2%
C Moon
6
1%
Live and Let Die
13
3%
My Love
8
2%
Get on the Right Thing
6
1%
Little Lamb Dragonfly
2
0%
One More Kiss
1
0%
Band on the Run
28
7%
Jet
29
7%
Bluebird
5
1%
Let Me Roll It
23
6%
No Words
5
1%
1985
7
2%
Helen Wheels
12
3%
Junior's Farm
17
4%
Sally G
0
No votes
Venus and Mars/Rock Show
5
1%
Listen to What the Man Said
17
4%
Magneto and Titanium Man
3
1%
Spirits of Ancient Egypt
3
1%
Silly Love Songs
10
2%
Let Em In
11
3%
Beware My Love
5
1%
San Ferry Anne
0
No votes
With a Little Luck
9
2%
Backwards Traveller
0
No votes
Mull of Kintyre
2
0%
Goodnight Tonight
5
1%
Daytime Nighttime Suffering
2
0%
Getting Closer
4
1%
Arrow Through Me
4
1%
Rockestra Theme
1
0%
Wonderful Christmastime
4
1%
Waterfalls
5
1%
Temporary Secretary
5
1%
One of These Days
1
0%
Coming Up
13
3%
 
Total votes: 406

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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 May 2018, 22:29

Quaco wrote:
I do like his actual odd things (not the things that he does thinking they'll be odd). That's why "Kreen-Akrore" and "Loup" were on my list. Both really strange things, but not self-consciously so.


I don't find that particularly interesting, though, either. Maybe I like stuff to be self-consciously weird. I like the weirdness to have a justification. Not sure what's going on there.
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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 May 2018, 23:11

Speaking of which, listening to Red Rose Speedway now and really enjoying it. I think in a way it's a more successful, band version of what he was trying to do with McCartney. It's got that casual "stoner rock" vibe which, when it's done too lazily, can be really embarrassing. I think the songs are pretty slight, but in a casual way rather than a "you're not even trying" way that he occasionally falls prey to.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" is a billion times better than "My Love," of course, but I think RRS compares pretty favorably the rest of the way.
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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby Quaco » 14 May 2018, 23:15

toomanyhatz wrote:Speaking of which, listening to Red Rose Speedway now and really enjoying it. I think in a way it's a more successful, band version of what he was trying to do with McCartney. It's got that casual "stoner rock" vibe which, when it's done too lazily, can be really embarrassing. I think the songs are pretty slight, but in a casual way rather than a "you're not even trying" way that he occasionally falls prey to.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" is a billion times better than "My Love," of course, but I think RRS compares pretty favorably the rest of the way.

Have you tried the 2-disc version? I don't think it would have worked, but there was some interesting stuff being proposed. I have been trying to devise my ultimate single-disc RRS ever since!
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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby toomanyhatz » 14 May 2018, 23:17

Never owned it as a kid, and haven't listened to it much.

I haven't heard At the Speed of Sound much either, but when I do I'm glad of it. When I listen to RRS I wonder how it is it passed me by. It's certainly a contender for the best Wings album.
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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby Carl's Son » 15 May 2018, 00:56

I really like RRS. It got a critical mauling at the time and doesn't seem to have received anything much in the way of critical rehabilitation (in the music press/general consensus as apposed to people like like us just saying it now). Probably not helped by it's big hit being shit.

The point I made before about him being happy and not writing break up songs doesn't really explain why he didn't do more of the empathetic character studies he was so good at in The Beatles and in their immediate aftermath(Another Day).
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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby Bent Fabric » 15 May 2018, 03:47

Goat Boy wrote:...Macca isn't that good an actor otherwise he'd act like less of a dick


You'll notice that Ringo, John and George each get "a scene" in A Hard Day's Night.

This was deliberate.

As for Macca?

He was certainly written in sufficiently (grandfather, etc.), but the word from on high (I think Lester may actually say this somewhere) was that Paul's showcase was left on the cutting room floor because it was excruciatingly bad ("He tried to hard" was the general review of his performances on camera).

Similarly, he is absent from the spoken word bits on The Dark Side of the Moon because his replies were just far too deliberate and hammy.

No knock on his innate musical gifts, but...yep.

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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby trans-chigley express » 15 May 2018, 05:09

toomanyhatz wrote:I haven't heard At the Speed of Sound much either, but when I do I'm glad of it. When I listen to RRS I wonder how it is it passed me by. It's certainly a contender for the best Wings album.


At the Speed of Sound really is poor. I bought the 2CD reissue in the hope it was worth reappraisal but it was even worse than I remember, yet the three tracks on it I like I like a lot. The rest is absolute dreck. Venus and Mars is miles better and London Town is much better too.

RRS I've never cared much for but I'm willing to buy try again if it's reissued. Wildlife and Back To The Egg are two others I've never liked much either. So there are only 3 out of the 7 Wings albums that I like, that's not a good hit rate.

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Re: Wings/70s Paul poll

Postby The Modernist » 15 May 2018, 08:36

Bent Fabric wrote:Surely I'm not the only person who plays these records in 2018.

I would say history and time have been far kinder to this music than anyone could have ever expected during the "Why won't my divorced parents get back together?" post "Beatles band" fan trauma of the era.

40-45 years later, this stuff (for me)absolutely bursts out of the car radio in a way that the more familiar likes of "Day Tripper" probably CAN'T.

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I pretty much feel the opposite to everything said here. Macca's huge success in the 70s just seems a bit bizarre now, a kind of aberration and I find the idea of anyone sitting down to look forward to 'London Town' say in 2018 so hard to imagine that I don't know what else to say..
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