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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 11:11:45 PM »

And to be even fairer to Paul, he at least didn't have Yoko singing the choruses.

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2014, 07:52:57 AM »

Also, 'Irish' was recorded (and presumably already written) just two days after the specific events in Northern Ireland which inspired it.
Indeed, like 'Instant Karma' and 'Ohio' before it, the whole process from initial thought through to the 45 being available in the shops seems to have happened remarkably quickly.

One thing I noticed is that it was released on the same day in the UK as 'Pink Moon', Nick Drake's last LP, and, it seems, recorded initially in the same studios (Island).
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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2014, 08:13:32 AM »

Also, 'Irish' was recorded (and presumably already written) just two days after the specific events in Northern Ireland which inspired it.
Indeed, like 'Instant Karma' and 'Ohio' before it, the whole process from initial thought through to the 45 being available in the shops seems to have happened remarkably quickly.

One thing I noticed is that it was released on the same day in the UK as 'Pink Moon', Nick Drake's last LP, and, it seems, recorded initially in the same studios (Island).

That's interesting. And makes the exercise understandable. Most of us have visceral reaction to things happening to kids. It can be easy to get outraged and respond reflexively in a way that isn't necessarily by the book logical. We aren't a race of Mr Spocks.

But if the experience turned Paul of protest songs I can't say I'm sorry. I don't think an album of pro-vegan anti-meat songs anyone needed from him.




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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2014, 11:04:30 PM »

Indeed, like 'Instant Karma' and 'Ohio' before it, the whole process from initial thought through to the 45 being available in the shops seems to have happened remarkably quickly.

I remember buying Ohio on 45 RPM about a month after Kent State.  It wasn't played on many radio stations that summer.  WBAI-FM played it often.
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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2014, 11:54:07 PM »

So Paul got a little political with this one (thank goodness he's not one of those that goes all out like Bono and so forth), its the only decent song off of 'Wild Life' and it was a bonus tune if that tells you anything.

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2014, 09:35:27 PM »

its a fantastic song...i think it was pauls attempt to write a political anthem...something as great as so this is christmas...we know pauls isnt political in the least except when he got busted in lagos and japan...when the officals harass u u tend to become politically more aware...what was that cops name that busted john and yoko in the late 60s?that one that harassed jagger and richards too..

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2014, 09:36:30 PM »

and i wanted to add its good as one of johns bad ones... ha2ha

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2014, 02:28:04 PM »

and i wanted to add its good as one of johns bad ones... ha2ha

Its better then Imagine dillweed.

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2014, 09:59:09 PM »

it aint not neither...got the kids for the summer teaching  chucky to drive...

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Re: Give Ireland Back To The Irish
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2014, 11:58:23 PM »

it aint not neither...got the kids for the summer teaching  chucky to drive...

Sure it is......the whole summer? Nice. Matthew has his license and has become a pretty kick ass drummer (better than me should I say). Abbey is skipping her last 2 years of high school and attending college in August, so I need to teach her how to drive.

They grow up to fast pal.
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