Paul McCartney B-Day, Podcast : Maybe I’m Amazed / Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five / Live and Let Die / Junk / Only Mama Knows etc [reblog]

June 18, 1942,

Paul McCartney

was born

Visit Oannes to listen to his brilliant podcast / tribute to Paul McCartney

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Στα ’90s, περίοδο δυναμικής επανόδου της βρετανικής ποπ στο προσκήνιο της δισκογραφικής βιομηχανίας, υπήρξε μια αναθεωρητική στάση του “μουσικού τύπου” απέναντι στην σόλο καριέρα του Sir Paul. Δεκάδες κριτικοί / δημοσιογράφοι εκπονούσαν άρθρα – “δηλώσεις μετάνοιας” με εναρκτήριες φράσεις όπως αυτή: “θα έρθει μια εποχή που φαίνεται απίστευτο ότι οι κριτικοί αυτής της χώρας αντιμετώπισαν επιθετικά την post-Beatles καριέρα του McCartney απ’ το ξεκίνημά της”.
Η λυπηρή αλήθεια είναι ότι …δικαίως την είχαν αντιμετωπίσει έτσι. Εξ ου και οι προσπάθειες των καλοθελητών των ’90s, μπήκαν στο χρονοντούλαπο μαζί με το παλαιό millennium.
Κατά ένα παράδοξο τρόπο, με την είσοδο της νέας χιλιετίας, το επίπεδο της παραγωγής του Sir Paul βελτιώνεται αισθητά.
Τι ήταν αυτό που υποβίβασε σε συνθέτη χλιαρών ερωτικών χιτ, το ευφυέστερο μουσικά μέλος του μεγαλύτερου συγκροτήματος στην ιστορία της ποπ; ένας Θεός το ξέρει. Η ζωή είναι χαοτική εξίσωση. Το σίγουρο είναι ότι, για μια περίοδο, υπό τις συγκεκριμένες συνθήκες, με τη συγκεκριμένη παρέα, και μ’ έναν φίλο, ανταγωνιστή και συνεργάτη όπως ο John Lennon, o Paul McCartney διέγραψε μια δημιουργική τροχιά απλησίαστη για οποιονδήποτε, πριν ή μετά από αυτόν. Αποτέλεσμα της λάμψης του αυτής ήταν, οι Beatles, η μπάντα αρχικά του John, να μεταμορφωθούν σιγά-σιγά σε δική του μπάντα.
Αυτός ήταν άλλωστε και ο λόγος της διάλυσής τους.
Ακούμε ένα podcast με μερικές από τις εξαιρέσεις της Wings + σόλο καριέρας του Paul McCartney, που γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 18 Ιουνίου 1942 στο Λίβερπουλ.

In the ’90s, during an almighty return of British pop to the forefront of the record industry, there was a revisionist attitude in the “music press” towards Sir Paul‘s solo stuff. Dozens of critics/journalists were writing articles – “statements of repentance” with opening phrases like this: “there will come a day when it’ll seem incredible that the critics of this country have slammed McCartney‘s post-Beatles career from the beginning”.
The sad truth is that… they had rightly treated him like this. Hence, the efforts of the well-wishers of the ’90s, entered the dustbin of history, along with the old millennium. Paradoxically, since the beginning of the ’00s, sir Pauls creativity level has improved considerably.
What was it that degraded the most musically intelligent member of the greatest band in pop history to a constructor of lukewarm love hits for AOR audiences? God knows. Life is a chaotic equation. What is certain is that, for a period, under the specific circumstances, within a specific company, and with a friend, competitor and partner like John Lennon, Paul McCartney was on a creative course unattainable by anyone. As a result of this glow, the Beatles, having started as John’s band, slowly transformed into Paul’ s band.
That was the reason for their dissolution.
We listen to a podcast with some exceptions from his Wings + solo career. Paul McCartney was born on this date, June 18, 1942, in Liverpool.

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On the podcast
00:00 MAYBE I’M AMAZED – MCCARTNEY, 1970
03:52 QUEENIE EYE – NEW, 2013
07:40 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY – THRILLINGTON, 1977
12:37 NEW – NEW, 2013
15:34 NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE – BAND ON THE RUN, 1973
21:05 TEMPORARY SECRETARY – MCCARTNEY II, 1980
24:22 JUNK – WORKING CLASSICAL, 1999
27:11 LIVE AND LET DIE – WINGS GREATEST, 1978
30:24 GRATITUDE – MEMORY ALMOST FULL, 2007
33:43 ONLY MAMA KNOWS – MEMORY ALMOST FULL, 2007
38:01 HAND IN HAND – EGYPT STATION, 2018

Happy Birthday, Paul!

and here’s Paul wish for his birthday:

“All I’ve ever wanted for my birthday is peace on Earth – including for animals. That’s why this year, I’m urging fans to watch a video I hosted for PETA, titled ‘Glass Walls’. We called it that because if slaughterhouses had glass walls, who would want to eat meat? The video debuted exactly 10 years ago. Since then, the public has finally got a peek at what happens inside the meat trade, and the demand for vegan food is sky high. Whether you’re worried about diseases that spring from slaughterhouses, the animals who suffer terribly and needlessly, or the catastrophic impact of the meat industry on our environment, please watch this short video and share it with your friends. Thank you.”

https://www.peta.org.uk/blog/paul-mccartney-birthday-glass-walls/?utm_source=PETA%20UK::Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=0620::veg::PETA%20UK::Facebook::glass%20walls::::link

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

13 replies »

  1. Wow. Penny Lane. Imagine that. I have news: History happened. Is Paul’s song a racist song because it’s titled for a street that was named long before he was born? A street that he undoubtedly had no idea of the history of? Oh, please. Billy Preston, who was as close to an actual fifth Beatle as there ever was, was a black man. Moving on, I’m afraid that I agree that his post beetles stuff was not very consistent. A few did shine. Junk always reminded me of Clair de Lune. Let’s just acknowledge that Paul is a human being. Just like the rest of us. I, for one, greatly admire this human being — warts and all.

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  2. Happy birthday Sir McCartney. I just learned that Sir McCarney wrote a racest song 53 years ago without knowing it. Apparently, some historians believe Penny Lane, the street about which Paul wrote his hit song that included lovely memories of the place, might have been named after James Penny, a slave trader in the 1700s. While there is no proof of this, just the mere thought that it could have been named after James Penny has enraged vandals who have defaced the street’s sign with “Racist Lane”. I hope they leave Paul alone over “Penny Lane”.

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