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Re: new McCartney

Postby Osgood » 26 Jul 2018, 11:01

Randy tells it quite nicely

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Jul 2018, 18:26

I had the delights to hear "Come On To Me" today, by chance.

It's inconceivable that Paul actually likes it or even gets something from playing it. It's just schlock, it truly is.

And what's with that weird sub-cockney voice "conversayshern". Twat.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 07 Sep 2018, 16:35

So - the album's out, and they were playing it in Glasgow Fopp earlier today. What I heard didn't make me want to throw up.

Anyone got anything more insightful?
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Re: new McCartney

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Sep 2018, 16:38

I'm listening on headphones right now.

So far, the best bits are quite sweet (melancholy ballads - he's had a lifelong knack for this sort of thing), and the "rockers" are not especially wonderful.

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 07 Sep 2018, 16:41

Yeah, I definitely heard one lovely low-key ballad this morning.
GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

I've got more Disky product

a label like Dutch Disky

One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Jumper K » 07 Sep 2018, 17:02

Not that I’ve heard it. It’s fuckin dreadful.

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Moleskin » 07 Sep 2018, 18:41

First listen, it's probably better than New was.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Sep 2018, 19:52

It really picks up halfway through. The first few songs are not very good.

To my surprise I like "Fuh You" a lot - really nicely produced. Just wish he'd changed a few words. I mean, cute that grandpa's being cheeky, but it derails the song to my ears. Actually, lots of sloppy lyrics here - so what else is new? - but really nice production touches, and nice use of his now-limited vocal power. It's all dumb, but some of it's fun dumb and some of it's embarrassing. He even makes a reference to not getting high any more - you could have fooled me.

I think it's kind of like a solo tribute to Wings - in both good and bad ways.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Sep 2018, 19:58

I am definitely of the "he's still around, great - let Grandpa have his fun" opinion, mind you.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 07 Sep 2018, 20:11

Well of course you are!
GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

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One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Re: new McCartney

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Sep 2018, 23:58

Haven't heard it yet, there's an interview with McCartney with Sodajerker https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/, a Liverpudlian songwriting duo. Many of their podcasts, which are all interviews with songwriters, are very interesting listening.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby The Modernist » 08 Sep 2018, 00:03

I did enjoy his interview with Jarvis Cocker.


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Re: new McCartney

Postby NowhereMan » 08 Sep 2018, 17:56

Cons:
For some reason the sequencing on the new album is terrible, starting off with a plodding ballad, the fuh-ing awful 'Fuh You' slap bang in the middle of the track listing, the two longest tracks right at the end. You could have easily chopped off the worst 3-4 songs (Fuh You, Confidante, People Want Peace for a start) and had a more satisfying overall listen. The lyrics for much of the material needed a bit more time to be worked on.

Very uneven listening.

It's so bad I have to say it again, Fuh You is complete shit.

Pros:
'Dominoes' and 'Who Cares' are classic McCartney melodies, either of which should have been a single rather than those chosen. 'Back In Brazil' is surprisingly quite an ear worm too. 'Despite Repeated Warnings' is pretty decent. The closing track, 'Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link' reminds me of the Red Rose Speedway melody.

That's about it that I can think of for now, not too shabby for a 76 year old.

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 09 Sep 2018, 13:55

GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

I've got more Disky product

a label like Dutch Disky

One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Jumper K » 09 Sep 2018, 14:58

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Twat.

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Jimbo » 10 Sep 2018, 00:45



Promoting Egypt Station he had an enjoyable talk with Marc. His Lagos Nigeria story is really good.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 11 Sep 2018, 12:06

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GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

I've got more Disky product

a label like Dutch Disky

One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Earl E. Eel » 11 Sep 2018, 15:24

GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

I've got more Disky product

a label like Dutch Disky

One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Re: new McCartney

Postby Snarfyguy » 11 Sep 2018, 15:56

Nice to see he's letting his hair go to his natural color, finally. It looks really fake when men his age go around with jet-black hair.
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Re: new McCartney

Postby Sneelock » 11 Sep 2018, 16:37

somebody tell Ringo.

I've farted around with a few tracks from "Egypt Station" and I feel pretty much the way I always do. the ballads strike me as maudlin or cloying and the other stuff usually grabs me one way or the other or it doesn't. I don't think the songs are much but I think there are good tracks. but HELL, I've felt that way about his records for years. I remember when everybody was plotzing over "flowers in the dirt" but, unlike most of the people lucky enough to get paid to write about such things, the songs really didn't do that much for me. for that matter, neither did the tracks.

on the new one I like the ones where he endeavors to rock out the best. I think it's neat that the guy who wrote "All My Loving" likes to monkey around with feedback and such as he nears his 80's.
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