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Author Topic: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"  (Read 3952 times)

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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2005, 11:45:46 PM »

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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2005, 04:04:04 PM »

It's a classic.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2005, 04:43:18 PM »

My favorite Wings album, full of rockers and such. It's also choc full of potential Wings singles. I listen to Venus and Mars more than Band on the Run, I think its better for the inclusion of "Listen To What The Man Said." The segue between the said song into the final track "Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People" is my favorite moment.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2005, 04:56:47 PM »

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My favorite Wings album, full of rockers and such. It's also choc full of potential Wings singles. I listen to Venus and Mars more than Band on the Run, I think its better for the inclusion of "Listen To What The Man Said." The segue between the said song into the final track "Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People" is my favorite moment.

Yep, a delight.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2005, 10:24:44 PM »

Does anyone know why Letting Go flopped? It's such a groovy rocking thingy.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2005, 08:37:43 AM »

No idea. It's criminally underrated.

Well, all his albums post-BOTR are criminally underrated.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2005, 01:36:22 AM »

Has anyone heard the surround version of this?  Is it worth it?
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2005, 01:46:56 AM »

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The segue between the said song into the final track "Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People" is my favorite moment.

Amen. Talk about comedy/tragedy. I still get choked up listening to the latter. He should be playing that in concert.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2005, 02:53:07 AM »

This album is pretty darn good.  

I think the first three songs are classics and LWTMS too.  I'm not wild about "You Gave Me the Answer" and "Magneto"--the former is too much in the "Your Mother Should Know" vein I never really liked; "Magneto" is weird, almost T-Rex lyric glam rock that seems like it should lead somewhere but doesn't (interesting idea, though).  "Medicine Jar" is pretty strong--an anti-drug written and sung by the guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (who died young, of something like a heart attack).  It shows that Paul was capable of generosity when his backup guys brought something to the table.  I like the layered guitar sounds on the album (VAM, particularly)--Denny and Jimmy were a good guitar combo.  


1.Venus and Mars
2.Rock Show
3.Letting Go
4.You Gave Me the Answer
5.Love in Song
6.Magneto and Titanium Man
7.Venus and Mars (Reprise)
8.Spirits of Ancient Egypt
9.Call Me Back Again
10.Crossroads
11.Medicine Jar
12.Listen to What the Man Said
13.Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2005, 03:11:45 AM »

"Magneto..." was about his love for comic books. "Medicine Jar" is sad irony at its finest because its about the perils of drugs and Jimmy died of an overdose, not a heart attack.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2005, 02:04:18 PM »

Sad.   I guess he went to the Medicine Jar one too many times.  
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2005, 02:28:31 AM »

Love in Song is my absolute favorite, don't know why though!
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2005, 12:59:41 AM »

Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People is one Paul's trademark song. I like Letting Go.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2007, 12:32:13 AM »

What about Call Me Back Again? It's a fantastic rocker!  :)
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2011, 05:51:40 PM »

I'm bumping this old thread, because I've listened to a lot of albums this summer too much. "Venus and Mars" is one of them. Better than "Band On The Run" in my opinion.Old school rockers combined with wonderful sweet pop songs.I think it works great as an album. My favourite songs here :

Venus and Mars - Rock Show
Magneto and Titanium Man
Spirits of Ancient Egypt
Call Me Back Again
Listen To What The Man Said - probably my favourite McCartney song right now.

Also, the passing sections between "Venus and Mars" and  "Rock Show", "Venus and Mars(reprise)" and "Spirits Of Ancient Egypt", "Listen To What The Man Said" and "Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People" are worth mentioning.They're fantastic!
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2011, 06:05:27 PM »

I also think "Crossroads Theme" may be unnecesary here. I think "Treat Her Gently-Lonely Old People" would've worked better as an album closer. But I find myself having this problem with albums pretty often.I've always thought that "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" would've been better ending with John's screams from "Mother" fading out...But anyway, they are both great albums just the way they are.
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Re: On May 27, 1975 the album "Venus And Mars"
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2011, 01:54:09 PM »

i like venus and mars but i find it a far better listen just once in a while.this make any sense?i kind of get bored after a couple of listens in quick succession,although i love 'magneto and titanium man',and also 'you gave me the answer'.the crossroads theme really takes me back to boring,boring teatimes in my childhood.that programme was awful.
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