Paul McCartney & Wings..........

batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
edited May 2010 in Strut Central
Is it ok to like them?

Am i soff?Do i NEED any album?Are they considered blasphemous by Beatles heads?Any hatt when they were on their run but Beatles heads,Rock heads, General hatt?AM Gold?

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  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    I like a few Wings tracks, but Band on the Run is certified genius.

  • BreezBreez 1,706 Posts
    Band on the Run is certified genius.

  • waxjunkywaxjunky 1,850 Posts
    Wings is hott. "Silly Love Songs' is disco bliss.

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    not super familiar.but "momma miss america" is a fuckin groover

  • I haven't listened to a lot of Wings, but the songs that I have heard were always great. I dug "Uncle Albert."

  • jaymackjaymack 5,198 Posts
    hell yes

  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
    Let 'em In

  • Otis_FunkmeyerOtis_Funkmeyer 1,316 Posts
    My parents always put on "Wings At The Speed of Sound", I thought it was cool.
    "McCartney II" is a really interesting album, as well as the B side that is on the reissue edition, "Check My Machine".

  • johnshadejohnshade 577 Posts
    A few of you are talking about Paul McCartney solo tracks, not Wings, i.e. "Uncle Albert" and "Momma Miss America." Anyone interested in Wings should check out McCartney's second solo record, "Ram." Pop masterpiece.

  • johmbolayajohmbolaya 4,472 Posts
    Anyone interested in Wings should check out McCartney's second solo record, "Ram." Pop masterpiece.

    Which is technically a Paul & Linda McCartney album, the first Wings album proper is Wild Life[/b].

    Anyone who likes the guilty pleasure of McCartney's work with the Beatles post-Revolver will like his solo work, there are a lot of gems, a good share of fluff but somehow you can't help but like the fluff too. Even though he seemed to fallen off a bit from the mid-80's on, there are still some good songs in his catalog from the last 25 years, especially the recent album as The Fireman.

    He has MUCH AM Gold. You can have a track about porn movies like "Girl School", then get super fluffy like "Mull Of Kintyre". He'll rock out with "Rockestra Theme" or "Spin It On", but get cuddly as he did in "So Sad". As far as hits between 1971-1978, arguably his peak solo years, hunt down Wings Greatest[/b]. But you might as well just get Wingspan[/b], which has most of what's on Wings Greatest[/b] but also includes tracks from throughout the 80's. No "Oh Woman, Oh Why" though, which was a great double-A side to "Another Day".

    There's enough out there to listen and decide.

  • waxjunkywaxjunky 1,850 Posts
    "Jet" is sick too.

  • unityunity 179 Posts

  • CinisterCeeCinisterCee 863 Posts

  • Well, whether it was his solo work or with Wings or with The Beatles, McCartney is simply pop magic. I think that it's a misfortune that some people underappreciate his later work and merely focus on his time with The Beatles.

  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    Batmon,

    GREAT BAND!!!!!!! Mos def okay to like them! The "Wingspan" documentary DVD is worth checking out.


  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    James Bond 007 OST fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • MjukisMjukis 1,675 Posts
    Well, whether it was his solo work or with Wings or with The Beatles, McCartney is simply pop magic. I think that it's a misfortune that some people underappreciate his later work and merely focus on his time with The Beatles.

    I'd say the common music journalist attitude also includes hating on Maccas Beatles-work as well. Not cool, unless we're talking "Maxwells silver hammer".

  • about a year ago i asked a friend to recommend a post-beatles mccartney album. he recommend "ram," which is absolutely amazing. just ridiculously good. been meaning to get to wings stuff, but have kept putting it off. might have to hit up the used record store this afternoon.

  • pencilfacepencilface 674 Posts
    i haven't heard much Wings-stuff i can dig - - but i ride super-hard for this LP:



    it's frigging great....

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Band on the Run is certified genius.

    It also shares a common theme with a lot of his best post-Beatles work in that it's a mixture of pure Macca cheesy rock mixed with a quite stunning switch up at the bridge. Or something.

  • Wings are shite.

    Or maybe they are the band the Beatles could have been...

    Paul McCartney solo albums have the odd moment of genius, but far too much lightweight fluff.

    I like this though:




  • Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
    love a lot of the PMc&W stuff as well as his solo output... even liked the one from a year or two ago, what was it? i got it on my ipod. oh yeah, "see your sunshine". i like a lot of lite rock, though, so what do i know

  • TheBeatGoesTheBeatGoes 711 Posts
    i ride super-hard for this LP:


  • BeatnicholasBeatnicholas 1,005 Posts
    Let 'em In

    psychedelic goodness
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