Paul McCartney/Wings-song by song thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bemagnus, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Charlie DJ

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    Spies Like Us ranks right next to Freedom in my book. And that's not a good thing. LOL

    I always enjoyed My Carnival though
     
  2. Bruce M.

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    It's a silly song for a silly movie. There's nothing wrong with that, but neither the movie nor its theme song would ever be mistaken for great art, even in the world of lightweight comedy. That said, it was his last U.S. Top 10 hit (not counting recent collaborations in which Paul was really just a guest star).
     
  3. Bruce M.

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    I think it's fair to say Paul was pretty much lost artistically in the mid-'80s. Even more than the stuff we've been discussing in recent days, I'd say Press to Play is Exhibit A for this.
     
  4. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    Depending on if Bemagnus is British or American, I hope he’s not gonna forget the single that pulled the UK All The Best! compilation...

    :cool:
     
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  5. I didn't realize it was his last Top 10 hit. That's sad.
     
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  6. Who Cares

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    My Carnival

    A carnival song. A tribute to New Orleans with great vocals, a lot of fun and music...

    Lyrics:

    It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
    Well, it's my carnival, it's a lovely day
    Well, all you people getting ready to play
    I want to hear you say, come on down
    This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

    It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
    This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
    All you people getting ready to play
    I wanna hear you say, come on down
    It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

    It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
    This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
    All you people getting ready to play
    I wanna hear you say, come down
    This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

    It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
    It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
    All you people getting ready to play
    I wanna hear you say, oh
    It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

    Credits:

    Produced by Paul McCartney
    Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
    Remixed by Gary Langan
    Crowd Vocals, Piano, Vocals by Paul McCartney
    Backing Vocals, Crowd Vocals, Piano by Linda McCartney
    Backing Vocals, Bass, Crowd Vocals by Denny Laine
    Crowd Vocals, Electric Guitar by Jimmy McCulloch
    Crowd Vocals, Drums by Joe English
    Crowd Vocals, Trombone by Ruby James
    Crowd Vocals, Trumpet by Ken Lexton
    Cow-Bell, Crowd Vocals by George Porter Jr.
    Backing Vocals, Crowd Vocals by Benny Spellman
    Engineer: Alan O'Duffy
    Label: Parlophone
    Release Date: November 18, 1985
    Recorded at Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans
    Length: 3:59 minutes
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
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  7. " Exhibit A"? What is this -- is ' Press To Play ' on trial? Good ! Let the witnesses for the defence and the prosecution state their cases.
     
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  8. Who Cares

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    More about My Carnival...

    From Venus and Mars archive collection, Recording My Carnival:

     
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  9. Who Cares is on a toll everyday because that's the way he rolls...

    More about Who Cares :

    He is such an integral part of this thread you would think he was here from the beginning . Wrong ! This thread started Sept 11. Who Cares made his first appearance on Oct 6.

    In Who Cares first post he called this a " nice thread " He went on to complain about the absence of mention of Macca's ' Family Way ' soindtrack.. Out host told him he didn't consider it a solo album.

    As only Who Cares can in true Who Cares form , Who Cares then submitted a lengthy post on ' The Lovely Linda '. Oddly , unlike Who Cares , there were no multiple versions , outtakes or cover versions posted for it.

    And this thread thereafter improved greatly.
     
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  10. Who Cares

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    More about My Carnival...

    This is the b side of the 7" single:

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    There is another mix:

    My Carnival (Party Mix) (6 minutes) Mixed By – Gary Langan

    This version is dedicated to Prof. Longhair...

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    Party mix:

     
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  11. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Spies Like Us is perhaps the most unmemorable and mediocre single Paul McCartney has ever recorded. Even though it was a hit and got some radio play I still can't recall exactly how it goes. Just remember a lot of "Spies like us" being repeated over and over at the end.
     
  12. Who Cares

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    More about My Carnival...

    Sticking Out Of My Back Pocket – ‘My Carnival’

    "Paul told us: 'I just loved the style so much that I composed something called 'My Carnival' and it’s got the same riff, basically, that he plays… I just couldn’t play it as well! But it’s the bass line definitely [sings Professor Longhair-style bass line]. It was very similar. So I thought, well I can’t just rip him off and have him find out about it and think, "Oh, he’s just ripped me off!" So I’ll invite him to the session and be honest about it! So I did and said: "Hey listen, you’ve totally influenced me, but I’ve done this song".' "

     
  13. omikron

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    Disagree. Going to put a pin in this one for later when we get to the next album.
     
  14. Who Cares

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    A BIG Thank you for your comments
     
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  15. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    Well, it’s as if the 80’s OD’d on itself.
    For those who think Wild Life is mediocre amateur wanking, think again.
    At least I hear melodic music performed with passion on there.
     
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  16. omikron

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    I'm just hoping he doesn't forget Simple As That and Twice In A Lifetime.

    And since we're really talking film songs like Spies and Twice, I guess we've abandoned hope of doing Did We Meet Somewhere Before? It was technically in the Rock N Roll High School movie.
     
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  17. kaztor

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  18. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    Well, the first two already were officially released in some form, and that was a promise. Wasn’t it? ;)
     
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  19. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

  20. You're welcome. The thread wouldn't be the thread it is without you.
     
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  21. I consider ' Wild Life ' one of McCartney's best ...
     
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  22. kaztor

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  23. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

    It has it’s problems, but it’s definitely not lower-tier for me. Side 2 is marvellous!
     
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  24. kaztor

    kaztor Music is the Best

     
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  25. No , no , no..it's side 1 that's marvelous !
     
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