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Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« on: April 30, 2021, 10:56:56 AM »
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Dr Rock

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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 10:58:13 AM »
Or good covers. Preferably uptempo.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 11:11:23 AM »
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Sorry, didn't see the "great".

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 11:18:44 AM »
Oo You
Long Haired Lady
The Mess
Warm And Beautiful
You Want Her Too (the Elvis and Paul demo version)

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 01:46:04 PM »
The first (1970) demo version of "1882" is my favourite post-Beatles McCartney track. Proper class war shit, makes the steam rise off my copy of For Marx and he sings a guitar solo exactly as Homer Simpson would and then he beatboxes and imitates a tape rewinding at the end. Yet somehow neither of these things make the track less emotive. The Wings version is a big turd for shitting and pissing on. God, I wish he'd done it for Band on the Run, that style would have suited it perfectly instead of a blues rock miscarriage.

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 04:22:58 PM »
Waterspout
A Love For You
Oh Woman, Oh Why

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 06:37:12 PM »
Arrow Through Me

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 08:34:28 PM »
Big Barn Bed
Tomorrow
London Town
You Gave Me The Answer
That Would Be Something

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2021, 08:43:01 PM »
What was the one he did in the late 80s about his Dad?
Quite liked that. Not as syrupy as you'd expect.

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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 09:43:13 PM »
Arrow Through Me

Yeah that's absolutely class.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2021, 09:56:08 PM »
Is ‘Daytime Nighttime Suffering’ lesser known?  I quite like that one.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2021, 10:12:19 PM »
What was the one he did in the late 80s about his Dad?
Quite liked that. Not as syrupy as you'd expect.
Put It There?

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2021, 10:14:03 PM »
Single Pigeon is very White Albummy.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2021, 10:23:02 PM »
Single Pigeon is very White Albummy.

When The Night is very Abbey Roady

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2021, 10:54:27 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2021, 07:20:13 AM »
It's a bit syrupy, but I have a soft spot for Beautiful Night off Flaming Pie. Especially when Ringo comes in, and it all goes a bit Beatle-y

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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2021, 09:44:48 AM »
How's about some later, moodier stuff?

Mister Bellamy
Riding to Vanity Fair
Jenny Wren
I Want to Come Home


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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2021, 02:07:44 PM »
Why are you in such a rush?

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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2021, 04:21:22 PM »
Every Night
Check My Machine
Secret Friend
Sing The Changes
On The Way

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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2021, 12:58:52 PM »
Posted this a while back...

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In case this would be helpful to anyone who fancies dipping a toe into Macca's solo stuff, I dug out a deep cuts list I made a while back - picking out one (imo) genuinely great track per proper solo pop/rock album, excluding hit singles but including bonus tracks/alt versions here and there.

McCartney - Junk
Ram - Ram On
Wild Life - Tomorrow
Red Rose Speedway - Single Pigeon
Band On The Run - it's all quite overexposed this one, but Let Me Roll It
Venus and Mars - of course Magneto and Titanium Man
At The Speed Of Sound - Warm And Beautiful
London Town - Cafe On The Left Bank
Back To The Egg - Winter Rose/Love Awake
McCartney II - Blue Sway (the Richard Niles orchestral version, bonus track, tons of fun)
Tug Of War - I really like the very brief Be What You See link as a tiny nugget of Macca oddness, but Wanderlust pips it
Pipes Of Peace - Ode To A Koala Bear (a B-side but so adorable)
Press To Play - Only Love Remains (which was a single but no one remembers it)
Flowers In The Dirt - You Want Her Too
Off The Ground - The Lovers That Never Were (but the original demo with Costello, not the LP version!)
Flaming Pie - Calico Skies
Driving Rain - Your Loving Flame
Chaos and Creation In The Backyard - Friends To Go
Memory Almost Full - Vintage Clothes
New - On My Way To Work
Egypt Station - Fuh You. No, of course not. Dominoes.

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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2021, 01:37:29 PM »
Why are you in such a rush?

Bit insensitive. He's making a mixtape for an old woman who doesn't have long to live.

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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2021, 02:20:49 PM »
Not a fan, apart from... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi6pu_thrMs

Synthesizers and dodgy lyrics being a good reminder of this masterpiece... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4EcRPlaXoQ

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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 10:11:09 AM »
Every Night
Check My Machine
Secret Friend
Sing The Changes
On The Way

Sing the changes is wonderful isn't it. Been well buried as it's under fireman moniker.
It's an absolute pearler
Put it there is gorgoues too

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« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 11:49:25 AM »
Secret Friend
Blue Sway
Two Magpies
Jenny Wren
Somedays

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Re: Quick! Five great lesser known McCartney/Wings songs please.
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 11:58:07 AM »
Been well buried as it's under fireman moniker.

I've been discovering Rushes recently. I won't pretend like it's the greatest ambient techno record in the world, but it's certainly worth a listen. It feels like a private expression of grief for Linda (was made in the later stages of her illness, and extensively samples her voice).

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