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What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

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What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

Postby rrnate » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:16 pm

Folks,

I've been thinking about making myself a McCartney mix, but I need your help, as I don't know what the good solo songs are. Okay, I know of a couple, but there has got to be more, right? Here's my list so far...

- Every night
- Band on the run
- Heart of the country
- The lovely linda
- Maybe I'm amazed
- Rock show - I'm still considering this one

I know we've bashed ol' Paul on here before, and it's great fun, but I'm curious what the "good" stuff is, and I figure there are enough rockists around here to enlighten me.

Prove me right, I beg of you!

--nt--
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Postby Bwis53 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:42 pm

I've got AOL in addition to other stuff, and we all got a full preview of his new cd, (Memory Almost Full) June 4, night before its release. Not bad for an old man. I just sat back and listened the whole 40 min. or so. I'm still a Rubber Soul, Revolver, White album fan. Memory will cheer you up, if you're depressed.
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Re: What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

Postby Courtney C » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:48 pm

rrnate wrote:Folks,

I've been thinking about making myself a McCartney mix, but I need your help, as I don't know what the good solo songs are. Okay, I know of a couple, but there has got to be more, right? Here's my list so far...

- Every night
- Band on the run
- Heart of the country
- The lovely linda
- Maybe I'm amazed
- Rock show - I'm still considering this one

I know we've bashed ol' Paul on here before, and it's great fun, but I'm curious what the "good" stuff is, and I figure there are enough rockists around here to enlighten me.

Prove me right, I beg of you!

--nt--


Hmmm...let's see...
How about:
-Junk
-Jenny Wren
-San Ferry Anne
-Distractions
-Calico Skies
-Ram On
-Long Haired Lady
-Dear Boy
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Postby Courtney C » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:52 pm

I forgot Mrs. Vandebilt and also Venus and Mars Reprise.
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Re: What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:01 pm

rrnate wrote:I know we've bashed ol' Paul on here before, and it's great fun...
Indeed it is! And he gets bashed with good cause.
Probably the biggest waste of talent in the '70s until Rod Stewart went disco.

That said, here's my list of good ones (noting that I don't think any of these qualify as great):

--Another Day
--Live And Let Die (stupid cover notwithstanding)
--Jet
--Silly Love Songs (fuck you all, it's good)
--Hi, Hi, Hi
--Coming Up (Live) (avoid the studio version)
--Let Me Roll It (woulda been better by Lennon, though...)
--Maybe I'm Amazed (live version is preferable)
--Helen Wheels
--Heart Of The Country
--Mrs. Vandebilt
--Take It Away (not sure why, but I've always dug this one)
--Medicine Jar (to get yer Jimmy McCulloch fix on)
--Arrow Through Me (see Take It Away)
--The Back Seat Of My Car (I saved the best for last)

Pretty damn short list for such a monumental talent!
Oh, and don't be fooled by Rock Show - it's a sham.

One more thing: Minicat will probably be around shortly to tell you how great Wings were. Ignore him. More importantly, don't forget to bring me some Kenny Rogers to practice tonight.
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Postby christopher_robin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:54 pm

Agree on "Silly" - check that Motown bass line holding all together! What the hell?!

And "Back Seat" is the best. Bar Tabbies covered this one, we all thought Bucky was insane, but it came off like a dream, backup vocals and all, one memorable night at Mr. Roberts w/solid gold.

(Another night I think we utterly destroyed it, but that night is not so memorable as I either redacted it from my mind or maybe just got blotto).
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Postby meowzamusic » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:37 pm

Daytime Nighttime Suffering
Sally G
Eat at Home

I think Wags has covered most of the other good ones.
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Re: What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

Postby bluethedog » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:33 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:--Take It Away (not sure why, but I've always dug this one)

John Hurt being in the video adds credibility to this one.
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Postby harrissimo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:06 am

This thread is stupid
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Postby jammybastard » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:57 am

"Coming Up"
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Postby nicknice » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:39 am

Temporary Secretary
-way ahead of it's time. sort of pre-new wave, disco-not disco style track. not his usual style.
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Postby Kyle Motor » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:40 am

harrissimo wrote:This thread is stupid

I think that's a Lennon song. He was usually more negative.
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Postby rrnate » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:46 am

Kyle Motor wrote:
harrissimo wrote:This thread is stupid

I think that's a Lennon song. He was usually more negative.


I'll have to check that one out. Research shows that it's a outtake from the "Milk & Honey" album.

--nt--

PS - I think Harris only finds threads interesting if they're about him fighting bitch-fighting with someone else.
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Postby harrissimo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:54 am

rrnate wrote:PS - I think Harris only finds threads interesting if they're about him fighting bitch-fighting with someone else.


man it took you long enough to figure that out. Being an asshole is hard work...I mean it's hard. Every morning I wake up and have to think "how will I be an asshole today for the American people"...it's hard...

My favorite Paul McCartney song is "Blackbird".

"I dont' know why you're so happy because I've just seen your pappy and you're one ugly child" comes in at a close second.
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Re: What Are The Good Paul McCartney Songs?

Postby Bifftar » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:48 am

rrnate wrote: Okay, I know of a couple, but there has got to be more, right?


I like Jet, Juniors Farm, Live & Let Die - and i don't think this was released, but it's my fave solo McCartney tune:

http://beeftone.com/music/Well_Theres_A_Leak_1.mp3

clocking in at 1:28, it's a great example of what a great, simple songwriter he is. this is the better sounding of 2 versions i have, and on the other he mentions mr. elvis presley - seems like a bit of a tribute, almost.

thanks be to Ken Latchney, Belew's former kengineer who recorded Paul and somehow got the outtake, RIP.
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