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10 underrated Paul songs
« on: July 28, 2012, 11:53:54 PM »

Found this list on a site. Dont agree with all of them, but its not bad.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/underrated-paul-mccartney-songs/

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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 01:35:50 AM »

I never considered Jenny Wren, Coming Up and Monkberry Moon Delight underrated.  There are a few more on that list I don't consider underrated either.
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 01:59:49 AM »

Maybe I associated them as being lesser know (except 'Coming Up') instead of underrated.

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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 12:48:21 PM »

Maybe I associated them as being lesser know (except 'Coming Up') instead of underrated.
When that author of that article says 'Originally planned to be a double album, McCartney, perhaps wisely, rethought things and issued them separately.' They seem to think BOTR was going to be part of that double album. It wasn't. RRS was going to be a double album with a load of other songs entirely different to what became the songs on BOTR.
A/w-I agree that most of them are just 'lesser known' songs or some of them aren't under-rated at all they're just not very good songs. I'm thinking mainly of Big barn bed and NTM,JOOS & Spin it on. I was gobsmacked to see that on there at all never mind #2!!!
1985 isn't even lesser known. It was on one of the biggest selling albums of the 70's so millions of people will know it and no doubt appreciate it.
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 01:01:52 PM »

I never considered Jenny Wren, Coming Up and Monkberry Moon Delight underrated.  There are a few more on that list I don't consider underrated either.

agree with you here Bazza, the list is crazy
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 08:52:00 PM »

I guess it all depends on what you mean by "under-rated."  "Coming Up" wasn't, it was a smash hit.  "1985" I suppose could be included, an absolutely top Macca album track, and add "Mrs. Vanderbilt" if you are going that way.  I think "My Ever Present Past" is a fab song that belongs there, and let's include "My Valentine," "Let Me Roll It," "Junior's Farm," "Take it Away," "Ballroom Dancing," "Wild Life" and "Biker Like an Icon."  These are all fine songs fans know are great, but that get almost no attention from anyone else, and some get occasional sneers for no reason.

Oh, is that ten already?  Easy list to make.

For honorable mention, I would include:

"Ebony and Ivory" - yes, a smash hit, but gets way too many sneers these days, it is what it is, a beautiful reflection
"Come and Get It" - how often do you ever hear this associated with Paul?
"Monkberry Moon Delight" - I think fans appreciate this tremendously, general public never heard of it
"Mamunia" - beautiful song nobody has heard of
"Silly Love Songs" - yes, a signature song and hit, but it is fashionable for fans to find fault with a brilliant song, which mystifies me
"Those Were the Days" - Paul didn't just sing, play multiple instruments and write - he also produced beautiful songs like this for others
"Goodbye" - kept off the top of the charts only by "Get Back," so for all intents and purposes a Macca #1 few even know was his.

 

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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 09:29:27 PM »

I guess it all depends on what you mean by "under-rated."  "Coming Up" wasn't, it was a smash hit.  "1985" I suppose could be included, an absolutely top Macca album track, and add "Mrs. Vanderbilt" if you are going that way.  I think "My Ever Present Past" is a fab song that belongs there, and let's include "My Valentine," "Let Me Roll It," "Junior's Farm," "Take it Away," "Ballroom Dancing," "Wild Life" and "Biker Like an Icon."  These are all fine songs fans know are great, but that get almost no attention from anyone else, and some get occasional sneers for no reason.



I think it gets sneers because many many Beatle fans, who thought the Beatles were completely awesome, think Pauls post Beatle output has been average.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 12:04:16 AM »

I think fans appreciate this tremendously, general public never heard of it

I think the list makes more sense if we look at it with that statement in mind.

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 01:55:41 AM »

For honorable mention, I would include:

"Come and Get It" - how often do you ever hear this associated with Paul?

 

When I first heard Come And Get It on my car radio in January 1970 I thought it was The Beatles.  ;)
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 01:59:45 AM »

I think it gets sneers because many many Beatle fans, who thought the Beatles were completely awesome, think Pauls post Beatle output has been average.

Crikey, if Paul's output at any point has been average, you could ONLY be looking at the Beatles as your measuring rod.  The others come and go, Paul marches on.

And Hello Goodbye, I understand that Paul told Badfinger that they had to sing it EXACTLY like he would, and he picked the guy in that band who sounded the most like himself to sing it.  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 03:48:17 AM »

And Hello Goodbye, I understand that Paul told Badfinger that they had to sing it EXACTLY like he would, and he picked the guy in that band who sounded the most like himself to sing it.  ;)


Yeah.  On the AM radio in my MGB, it sounded like the The Beatles.  Then the announcer said it was Badfinger.

This wasn't too long after Abbey Road and we still thought Paul was dead.   ;)

Hearing Badfinger do Come And Get It made us doubt the article in LIFE Magazine which appeared a couple of months before...





Living through that time was a trip!   ;D





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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 03:55:17 AM »

agree with you here Bazza, the list is crazy


It was even crazier when the Coming Up video aired, Kev.  There were all these "clues" agiain!


Paul McCartney & The Wings - Coming Up HD




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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 04:02:12 AM »

The World Tonight is a great song!

And I would have Girls School on that list.
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 11:19:59 PM »

It was even crazier when the Coming Up video aired, Kev.  There were all these "clues" agiain!


Paul McCartney & The Wings - Coming Up HD



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haha I remember that when it came out Baz, a lot of people went right off Paul when they saw it, biggest ego trip ever on camera :)
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2012, 02:23:19 AM »

haha I remember that when it came out Baz, a lot of people went right off Paul when they saw it, biggest ego trip ever on camera :)

Coming Up was a big hit here.  And it was the early days of music videos, Kev.  It was a riot watching all those Pauls on one bandstand and trying to figure out who each one was supposed to be.    ;D
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Re: 10 underrated Paul songs
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 09:41:51 AM »

the keyboard player was supposed to be a popular guy in the UK from a band called Sparks, the guitarist was Hank B Marvin the other one was from Thin Lizzy I think

Is Linda singing in the bathroom with a kids mike ?
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 03:38:23 PM »

the keyboard player was supposed to be a popular guy in the UK from a band called Sparks


Ron Mael...








the guitarist was Hank B Marvin


From The Shadows...








the other one was from Thin Lizzy I think


Ritchie Blackmore from Rainbow / Deep Purple...








Is Linda singing in the bathroom with a kids mike ?


Yes.  And so is Paul.    ;D
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 11:46:11 PM »

cant be Richie Blackmore Baz, he wasnt left handed :)
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 01:24:09 AM »

Maybe it's another "clue," Kev.  Ritchie Blackmore must be dead too.    ;D
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2012, 02:43:27 AM »

I always thought that 10cc, with songs like "The Things We do for Love," sounded a lot like the Beatles, at least on my Ford Fairlane am radio.  Probably very intentionally, too.  ;)

Oh, and I'm sure Ron Mael was the guy Paul was "doing," but it was kind of common for keyboard players of the era to act goofy, as this video of Olivia (and I believe that's John Farrar) amply demonstrates.

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