OK heres my take on this;
This thread was started by maccafan asking why Linda was given a hard time over her singing.
IMO this is because she put herself up as a singer, when a singer she is not, she is a very average singer, you would hear better singers in most karaoke bars, I watched a pub group last week called Mixed Nuts with a female singer who was much better than Linda, she could sing Aretha songs, not as good as Aretha but she put them over well.
You get my drift here, Linda gets ridiculed because Paul made her into a singer and she is a poor singer, therefore she will get jokes told about here and given a hard time.
Now people who are big fans of Wings music will say 'hang on' I like her voice, I know she isnt Aretha but it fits well, they say this because the love the records with Linda singing on them, they love the 'sound' of those records, which I have absolutely no problem with..
What Im saying is that its obvious why Linda gets a hard time as a singer, yes, great wife & Mother photographer ? no doubt, but if you put yourself on a world stage as a _ _ _ _ _ _ (whatever) and you dont actually have talent in that field then you will be ridiculed, but you guys are saying she shouldnt be ridiculed as you like her voice on the concerts and records, therefore in my opinion you are not being objective.
Also its not fair that some put up vidoes of Yoko screeching and saying 'how about this, this is typical yoko etc' we all know that it was terrible, like a wounded cat, but as I said, on some records I think she sounds ok, like this;
Now Im not stupid, I know that Jack Douglas 'made' her sound good on that record and maybe even John Wrote it, the difference here is that I will ridicule Yoko myself even though I think she sounds ok on some tracks, I dont understand why you Wings fans cant understand why Linda gets ribbed over her (lack of) voice by non Wings fans.
Todd, no Im not blaming Linda's voice for me not liking Wings, I dont like Wings mainly because it is not the kind of music I like, I think the songs in the main are poor, Linda;s singing is just another reason I dont like Wings. After The Beatles (1970) I got into serious rock bands like Yes, Jethro Tull, King Crimson and Pink Floyd, I and my Beatle fan mates couldnt understand why Paul was making music like C Moon, Mary Had A Little Lamb and silly love songs etc when there was an explosion of serious rock music in the world but we decided he was after the sub 16 kids who were still buying singles and yes still screaming at him (which is probably what he wanted most)