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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2004, 10:05:36 PM »

[quote by=harlenamcstarkney link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=19 date=1085346205]And the converse, I find the constant criticism of an underrated genuine like Paul McCartney annoying.
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2004, 10:07:26 PM »

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And the converse, I find the constant criticism of an underrated genuine like Paul McCartney annoying.

Underrated genius?! Well, I would say that "underrated" is the very last word you should apply to Macca.

But, yes, it is ALL opinion. And it's fun to be able to air our opinions, isn't it?

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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2004, 10:08:50 PM »

[quote by=The_End link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=20 date=1085349936]

Nicely put, Harlena :)[/quote]

Which part? That he's underrated, genuine, or that it's all opinion?
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2004, 10:11:37 PM »

This part: "And the converse, I find the constant criticism of an underrated genuine like Paul McCartney annoying."

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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2004, 12:15:20 AM »

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=21 date=1085350046]
Underrated genius?!
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I said genuine, but, yes, he is a genius too.

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=21 date=1085350046] But, yes, it is ALL opinion. And it's fun to be able to air our opinions, isn't it?[/quote]

Yes it's very fun hehe :)
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2004, 12:16:40 AM »

[quote by=The_End link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=20 date=1085349936]

Nicely put, Harlena :)[/quote]

Thanks, Alan. (grin)
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2004, 07:39:27 AM »

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=21 date=1085350046]
"underrated" is the very last word you should apply to Macca.
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Thats for G-damn sure.

I like Paul. But..  He has become somewhat of a "light seeker" Lately.  By that I mean, he's done so much. FREEDOM included to try to get his beatle mania fame back..

Sorry Paul, you never really lost that fame..
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2004, 04:12:10 AM »

Harlena, keep up the great posts, despite some of the occasional naysaying you encounter....Your words are positive and open-minded, even if not everyone agrees.  It's how you say it, and not what  you say.  That said, I enjoy reading both your How and What.  Thanks.
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2004, 04:16:17 AM »

Thanks Larry :)  I do enjoy discussing and I don't really mind that not everyone agrees all the time.  It keeps things interesting. (grin)
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2004, 07:59:00 PM »

Freedom is one of the worst songs Paul has ever recorded & released in over 30 years as a solo artist & with his band Wings because the lyrics are so lame even more so than Silly Love Songs despite trying to be thoughtful after the terrorists attacks of 9/11 which is why Freedom will be the most forgotten song McCartney has ever done in his over 40 years in the music business!
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2004, 11:36:58 PM »

[quote by=Beatle_Ed link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1084974392,s=3 date=1085008135]Well I like it ALOT better than that song from Driving rain, the one where the chorus is pretty much "lalalalalalalaallala" Yuck[/quote]


 Are you talking about "From a Lover to a Friend"? Oh, I like that song! I think its sentimental enough yet doesn't make me queasy...I think its a great song. The one on "Driving Rain" that irks me the most is the title track and another one I can't remember. I bought the CD when it came out, yet I only listened to it for about 2 weeks and haven't touched it since. I got kind of bored with it, and I found many of the lyrics trite even for Paul.

 "Freedom" is not a favorite of mine, but its NOT his worse song by any means. I didn't think much of it when it was released and it never moved me at all, like it was supposed to. But it wasn't awful.

 I really loved Bruce Springsteen's album released at that time. That is a beauty, and I was touched prfoundly by most of the songs on there. Man, I'm going to listen to that one again. :)
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2004, 01:06:47 AM »

There's at least three or four weaker songs on Driving Rain alone.....
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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2004, 03:58:29 AM »

I am one of the dozen or so people worldwide who actually likes Freedom.  The lyrics are sucky, sure, but it's catchy.

Paul has got such an incredibly LARGE catalog of sh*t songs that Freedom is a shinging beacon of taste in comparison.
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2004, 02:56:36 PM »

Yes, he has a ton of awful, horrid, truly ABYSMAL songs.....


but why are they all so catchy and addictive? It's like I know it's bad, but I just can't stop listening....must be his hypnotic bass lines or something...
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2004, 03:07:46 PM »

Paul always had a gift for melody.  His lyrics, since 1970, have been pretty abysmal (tho we all know he could do better).

But it's the catchy melodies (and arrangements) that get you singing out loud words that make no sense.
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2004, 09:00:51 PM »

Paul is a genius of melody, and even FREEDOM has a catchy one - but I agree it's a horrible song with nothing to say, one of his all time worst - and from his worst album ever, DRIVING RAIN.
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2004, 11:37:03 PM »

I like Driving Rain alot Joe (except for one or two tunes). Why the hate? I definately wouldnt call it his worst album ever. To each his own I guess.

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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2004, 11:42:23 PM »

I just think it's the worst thing he's ever done. Not one good song on it, IMO.  As you say, to each his own. Being that I'm new here -- what's your "worst" album vote? Also, do you mind if I ask how old you are (sometimes age has something to do with it).
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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2004, 11:49:01 PM »

I'm 34 and McCartney 2 is easily his worst album ever. How old are you Joe?

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Re: Freedom is one of Paul's worst songs.
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2004, 11:51:32 PM »

I'm 42. If you read the other threads you'll hear that I like McCARTNEY II, though I could understand how it's your worst album.

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