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Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 1984 Cancelled Single : " The Man "

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by etcetera, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    Yes, two very interesting tracks.
     
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  2. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    The Man sounds like a song that plays at the end of an 80s comedy/drama while the credits roll and the two lead characters are frozen after the last funny line of the film.
     
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  3. theMess

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    Really? That surprises me. What don't you like about it?
     
  4. The Panda

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    I bought Pipes of Peace for The Man. That and Sweetest Little Show are the highlights.
     
  5. Purplefowler

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    Dagnamit! Now I've got it stuck in my head. It's a big time ear worm. Great song, just effortlessly great.
     
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  6. driverdrummer

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    Yep something like Tough Guys or Lethal Weapon!!
     
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  7. driverdrummer

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    The Man sounds like something off of the Paul Anka-Walk a Fine Line album.
     
  8. JohnnyQuest

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    "The Man" would've been another #1 hit for the duo. :righton:
     
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  9. Rojo

    Rojo Forum Resident

    I agree. But it was released in a record full of good songs and it got a little lost between the singles (Ebony & Ivory, Take it Away) and the Lennon song (Here Today).

    I do remember it getting a reasonable amount of airplay back in the day.
     
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  10. Harry Krishner

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    Personally...I never cared much for "The Man".
     
  11. Captain Groovy

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    Wait, wait - so about the cancelled b-side "Blackpool"... why didn't it appear on the Pipes of Peace Deluxe Set?

    Even if something was recorded years before (like "I'll Give You a Ring" on Tug of War Deluxe) it's on there.

    Waiting to put in... Wild Life? Well, we don't know what version this is, do we? So if there was a 1983-ish remix of the 'rough' versions we've heard... it still should have come out.

    Or when would "Blackpool" be included on set? It was recorded a few times, right? None sound very studio-ready, though... didn't he cut the first demo in like 1970? It's on the 1974 piano tape... what version/mix could this have been??

    Jeff
     
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Yep. It sounds like it could have been written by Alan Thicke... except if Thicke had written it, the lyrics would make more sense.
     
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  13. moople72

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    Spot-on (and hilarious!)
     
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  14. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    Don't like the Man. Starts okay but gets cloying fast. Sounds like a 5th Dimension outtake.
     
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