I became a fan of The Beatles around 1979. The first albums I got were Revolver and Let It Be. I had also listened to my neighbor's copy of Sgt. Pepper's several times. I was just discovering the whole Beatles universe and what they had been doing since they split up.
My parents got me "At the Speed of Sound" as a birthday present in November of 1980. This album severely disappointed me because it was nowhere near as good as Revoler,Let It Be, or Sgt. Pepper. I was finding out that the solo stuff wasn't always the same quality as The Beatles stuff. The only song I liked on the album was Let Em In. I hated Silly Love Songs. The rest of the songs didn't do anything for me. It was all so bland. I wondered what had happened to Paul. Why were these songs so much worse than his Beatles songs?
Unfortunately,John was murdered a month later. For the next several years,I forgot all about Wings and became a huge fan of John's solo stuff,especially the "Plastic Ono Band" and "Imagine" albums. Like alot of people,I put John on a pedestal and dismissed Paul-mainly based on having "At the Speed of Sound" as my only Wings or solo Paul album to judge his work by.
Later on,I gave Paul another chance and explored more of Wing's and his solo work. I liked alot of it much better than I liked ATSOS. Thank God all his stuff wasn't that uninspiring.