Post Tagged with: "Paul McCartney"

One Track Mind: McGough and McGear, “So Much In Love” (1968)

With all of the buzz surrounding Paul McCartney today, it seemed like an opportune time for a return to this radically remarkable track from Roger McGough and Mike McGear’s self-titled 1968 collaboration.

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “New” (2013)

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “New” (2013)

Rambling along with a scronky cadence, like a tougher “Penny Lane” or a less refined “Got to Get You into My Life,” Paul McCartney’s new song “New” doesn’t particularly live up to its name

‘What are you going to do?’: A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

‘What are you going to do?’: A very-much-alive Paul McCartney on the rumors of his demise

The rumor goes back to the late 1960s, and centered in part on the cover of Abbey Road: Was the Beatles’ Paul McCartney actually killed in a 1966 car crash and replaced by a look alike?

One Track Mind: Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough on Paul McCartney and Wings

One Track Mind: Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough on Paul McCartney and Wings

Former Wings members Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Laurence Juber — a trio of figures who span either end of the 1970s-era Paul McCartney band’s lifespan — offer unique insight into often-overlooked projects.

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

‘It’s a lot of different kind of songs’: Paul McCartney previews his first solo album in six years

Amy Winehouse vet Mark Ronson’s work on a forthcoming Paul McCartney studio effort, the former Beatle’s first mainstream pop album as a solo artist since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, has gotten all the headlines. The truth is, Ronson’s one of several collaborators on the project.

Deep Beatles: “Hey Bulldog” from Yellow Submarine (1968)

Years after the Beatles recorded the Yellow Submarine track “Hey Bulldog,” John Lennon casually described the song as “a good sounding record that means nothing.”

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

‘Dave is an a**hole; Krist, I’m disappointed in’; Courtney Love goes off on Sirvana collaboration with Paul McCartney

“Sirvana,” Courtney Love muses. “That’s hilarious.” But the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has deeper feelings on the subject of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic’s collaborations with Paul McCartney.

Deep Beatles: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” (Cavern Club, 1962)

What is a well-known Beatles track like “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” doing in a column called “Deep Beatles”? After all, their cover has appeared on official releases three times: Beatles for Sale, Live at the BBC, and Anthology 1.

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Paul McCartney had always been cuffed around for the times when he got too cute or — worse, really — too domestic. Yet, until the 1980s, he’d always possessed an unerring sense of hitmaking magic.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 16, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: After all these years, you’d think that Paul McCartney would find it difficult to surprise audiences anymore. Yet with each tour, he dusts off more Beatles and solo material and breathes new life into them.