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10 favorite guitar solos by Paul

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Posted by gostosao1971

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        Nancy R wrote:

        https://macca-news.blogspot.com/2018/06/10-favorite-guitar-solos-by-paul-mccartney.html

        Glad to see one of my favorite solo songs "House Of Wax" made the list. 

          What can I say - all the great ones are there. Taxman, Good Morning, Good Morning, Maybe I'm Amazed, and you could throw in a bunch of songs from Band on the Run. I didn't even know he played the solo on Helter Skelter, always thought it was George. 

          According to Mark Lewisohn's great Beatles book (still waiting patiently on part two), Paul set out to be a lead guitarist but changed his mind after fluffing his solo in Guitar Boogie at the first Quarrymen gig he played. A rare occasion when Paul didn't persevere, but I guess he wanted to focus on his singing. And it did lead to him saying: "John, I know this young bloke named George ... " so I suppose it was meant to be. 

           

            What about the great guitar solo from "Once upon a long ago"?

              Newbee to the boards here, but not a newbee to McCartney music.  My preferred guitar solo by Paul has to be "Maybe I'm Amazed".  He is so underrated and overlooked as a guitarist.  I know he is as good as it gets on bass, but I cannot help but wonder what some of the songs would soundlike if Paul handled the guitar solos, with the exception of "My Love".  Still gives me chills when I hear Henry's solo on that song. Hard to find songs (especially in this day and age) where the guitar solo improves the song.

                gostosao1971 wrote:

                Newbee to the boards here, but not a newbee to McCartney music.  My preferred guitar solo by Paul has to be "Maybe I'm Amazed".  He is so underrated and overlooked as a guitarist.  I know he is as good as it gets on bass, but I cannot help but wonder what some of the songs would soundlike if Paul handled the guitar solos, with the exception of "My Love".  Still gives me chills when I hear Henry's solo on that song. Hard to find songs (especially in this day and age) where the guitar solo improves the song.

                Totally agree with everything you said! 👍

                  Thank you Nancy