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Old 01-11-2022, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-11-2022, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And what's wrong with that?

I'd like to know...
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You'd think that people would have had enough
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Old 01-11-2022, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So many wonderful songs, I think what sucks is that no-one, not even P McC, could spot when one of his compositions was both substandard and irritating. If we are including the Beatle years, may I present exhibits A to D : Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Oobla-Di, Rocky Racoon, and later:-

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pretty much nothing sucks about Paul honestly

I'd like him to be a little more adventurous on his solo records like with Temporary Secretary, that's about it

Maxwell's Silver Hammer is cool
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Old 01-11-2022, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Three quarters of McCartney's songs are up there with the other greats to be sure, but there are those songs where you wonder where his brain was. Worst of McCartney besides the aforementioned Silly Love Songs and Mary Had a Little Lamb, include Ob La Di Ob La Da, parts of Wildlife and Red Rose Speedway, Ebony and Ivory, and some other assorted pap from the eighties and nineties before he made a comeback with Flaming Pie.

Oh, yeah, and Spies Like Us. Don't know what was worse, the song or the movie.
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Definitely the goofy/sappy songs he's written.

Other than those, he's easily one of the all-time greats.
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I never thought that was a particularly bad song.
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I think too many people take his less-than-serious songs as being "bad" songs.

They're not really "bad," they're just supposed to be goofy.
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^ That's true enough, DriveYourCar. I didn't consider "goofy" as a category - but that's just because my personal opinion is that "goofy" songs aren't usually very good.

You know how reading a biography gives you more insight and interest in an artist? Me and a friend of mine shared this 2017 biography and read it at about the same time, learning about his projects like "Give My Regards To Broad Street":



When we'd both finished, our conversation went something like this:

A: I didn't realize that he did so much after The Beatles
B: Are you going to check out any of his later stuff?
A+B simultaneously: Naah!
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