Wings at the Speed of Sound: Thoughts?
steveramon last edited by
I really like Speed Of Sound Its grown on me over the years and has a real feel good vibe about it some really great songs on there apart the mega hits Silly Love Songs and Let em in. Beware my love .San Ferry anne Shes my baby and the note you never wrote are all great. a very underated album
This is one of the best albums that represent Wings as a band with all members participation. that's why it was called the Democratic album! there is no boring song in the list. but maybe some light weight/funny songs like "Cook in the house" . of course this can weaken the album as a whole and not put in the same standard as BOTR. the album have 3 great numbers: 1. Let'm In : a very awesome unusual melodic psychedelic track of the 70's. 2. Silly Love Songs : Best selling single in 1976 (maybe the whole 70's). who can forget this bass line or the three singing at the same time part in the middle of the song?. 3. Beware My Love : A great underrated rock gem that one cannot get enough of listening to. you cannot but fell in love with the acoustic guitar intro and Linda and Paul singing then that huge rocking desperate voice of Paul shouting "wo wo wo". the amazing thing is there is no solo guitar part in this wild rock song. yes Paul did it all in his vocals! These 3 above songs alone could have made an eternal unforgettable album and career for any lesser artist! very well produced played and sung . very good songs: - The Note You Never Wrote : Paul gave it to Denny. a sad strongly produced psychedelic song also. a wonderful weeping bass line here> - She's My Baby : I like it, it shows how Paul is capable of turning a simple tune to something very enjoyable in his performance and production. Could've fit White album. - Must Do Something About It : It could have been produced much better and of course sung much better by Paul. still the song shines in the album with it is strong melody. Good Songs : -San Ferry Anne -Warm and Beautiful -Time To Hide -Wino Junko These 4 songs gives you the feeling that they were produced in a hurry! not enough taken care of, could have turn into something much more effective. still enjoyable but they lowered the album over all rate. I guess this is what cause few critics to say "Democratic but dull!" the one thing that I did not like of the the album is the Cover. only words on a n ugly background. this also can effect the reception of any album. you have a strong band at that time they should have all appear on the cover.
Get On The Right Thing last edited by
This is the one album I'm struggling with. All of the others have some merit, but Speed of Sound for me is the most lightweight. Apart from the hits, I quite like Must Do Something About It and Beware My Love. Any others I'm missing?
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