BCB 100 - Paul McCartney (and/or Wings)

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Postby My name is Spaulding » 19 Jul 2006, 09:04

Davey The Fat Boy wrote:Well given the nature of the list it is hard to say. There are tons of glaring omissions that outclass other things that made the cut. But being honest, could you truthfully say that his Wings/Solo records on their own would establish him as a superior artist to the likes of Nick Lowe or Harry Nilsson?


I don´t knowabout Lowe, but Nilsson´s carrer is clearly superior to Macca´s solo output.

But then again, to these ears some of Nilsson´s early records come pretty close to "untouchable-almost-in a-Beatle-kind-of way".

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Postby Shaun » 19 Jul 2006, 09:28

Album: Ram

Song: Maybe I'm Amazed
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Postby Moleskin » 19 Jul 2006, 09:43

toomanyhatz wrote:Let me take this opportunity to say how overrated I think Band on the Run is. I like the title track, Bluebird and a few others, but the pastiche stuff seems pointless, and when he starts getting into that "Ho-hey ho" stuff, it reminds me of everything I don't like about Paul.


But the 'Ho-Hey-Ho' stuff has such a killer bass line!
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Postby Moleskin » 19 Jul 2006, 09:49

Album: so, so hard. But, I'm going for Chaos & Creation. I didn't expect anything so good, so far as I am concerned a career renaissance, but this really hangs together. Although oddly, I find the rockers the least convincing songs. Perhaps he should have held them over for a band album?

Song: 'Maybe I'm Amazed' is the one that most obviously stands shoulder to shoulder with the Beatle stuff, but I'm also a sucker for 'Junk', and would just like to mention 'Warm and Beautiful', whose half-assed slide guitar is something else.
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Postby Prince Of Peace » 19 Jul 2006, 10:33

12stringbassist wrote:I'm sure that when Paul wrote JET he was dancing on the spot at how good a song he had written. It would have been cracking live, too.



Indeed. When I saw him in '03, I remember commenting to Thesiger just how magical the Wings stuff sounded live - "Jet" absolutely kicked arse that night, but (for me) the best of those tracks was "Let Em In" which totally blew me away that evening.
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 19 Jul 2006, 15:12

Captain Spaulding wrote:
Davey The Fat Boy wrote:Well given the nature of the list it is hard to say. There are tons of glaring omissions that outclass other things that made the cut. But being honest, could you truthfully say that his Wings/Solo records on their own would establish him as a superior artist to the likes of Nick Lowe or Harry Nilsson?


I don´t knowabout Lowe, but Nilsson´s carrer is clearly superior to Macca´s solo output.

But then again, to these ears some of Nilsson´s early records come pretty close to "untouchable-almost-in a-Beatle-kind-of way".


Absolutely. Lowe may have been a bad example. His good material to bad material ratio was what led me to use him, but in truth his highs haven't been as high as McCartney's, and his singing is not nearly as compelling. But Nilsson is a whole other animal. As you said, his career is clearly superior to Paul's solo work. In fact, it isn't really even a contest.

Though it is clear that Nilsson has some fans on this board, it also seems to me that he may be the artist most criminally underrated by BCB. I've seen him dismissed without consideration several times recently. What gives?
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Postby Prince Of Peace » 19 Jul 2006, 15:40

Davey The Fat Boy wrote:Though it is clear that Nilsson has some fans on this board, it also seems to me that he may be the artist most criminally underrated by BCB. I've seen him dismissed without consideration several times recently. What gives?


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Postby Tactful Cactus » 19 Jul 2006, 16:02

12stringbassist wrote:
I think so.

A great song can be even better live. If you have the conviction to write and record it, it needs to be played live.


I’m more interested in McCartneys albums than his live shows, so I prefer him to craft a good song in/for the studio without keeping an eye on its possibilities for stadium rock, which removes the subtleties of a song like a rusty carving knife. Sgt Pepper would sound a hell of a lot different (and inferior) if it was written with a view to touring it the following year.

I see your point though, a truly great song can work on both stage and studio, but its not that important to me.

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Postby BajaJaba » 19 Jul 2006, 16:28

Favourite album : Ram

Song: No words..and.or Backseat of my car...

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Postby Snarfyguy » 19 Jul 2006, 17:00

Baja wrote:Favourite album : Ram

Song: No words..and.or Backseat of my car...


Same choices as mine. :D

Nice to see someone else digging No Words.
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Postby BajaJaba » 19 Jul 2006, 17:50

Snarfyguy wrote:
Baja wrote:Favourite album : Ram

Song: No words..and.or Backseat of my car...


Same choices as mine. :D

Nice to see someone else digging No Words.


The reason is obvious, the most like a Beatles song on the album....btw kickass solo at the end (i would like to think by Paul himself)....great tone....

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Postby kath » 28 Jul 2006, 17:06

album: band on the run
song: every night

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Re: BCB 100 - Paul McCartney (and/or Wings)

Postby pcqgod » 02 Jul 2010, 05:27

album: Band on the Run
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Postby Quaco » 01 Sep 2010, 04:13

Billybob wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:'Back Seat Of My Car' is blissful and, played to non-believers, an instantly-recognisable example of enormous natural melodic talent. It's a godlike piece of music.

But it sounds unfinished. Something that was just tossed off in about 10 minutes when he had some spare time. There's too much of that in Macca's early solo work. I'd love to hear what he could have done with it.

:?: Unfinished? The thing is an epic with an orchestral arrangement and about ten parts, a huge ending with a scream to end all screams, and a rocking outro. It's like calling a five-course meal an appetizer. Are you sure we're talking about the same song?
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Re: BCB 100 - Paul McCartney (and/or Wings)

Postby BlueMeanie » 31 Jan 2011, 08:54

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Re: BCB 100 - Paul McCartney (and/or Wings)

Postby musiclistsareus » 18 Apr 2011, 06:44

No one mentioned "Back to the Egg". I think it's one of his rockingest, and it has a very Abbey Road/White Album vibe to it. "Spin it On", "Baby's Request", "Rockestra Theme", "Old Siam, Sir", etc