No problem, Cyllthain! How are you doing? Have you got to Flaming Pie or any later albums yet?
Yeesh, sorry for the delayed response. Easy for comments to get lost in a thread like this. But yeah, all's well for now! I've soured somewhat on Off the Ground since first few listens, though I still maintain that it marked a big step forward in the right direction in that it got a good, unified/cohesive band sound throughout the whole album. However, the four-song stretch near the end of Golden Earth Girl/The Lovers That Never Were/Get out of My Way/Winedark Open Sea kills me. I find it boring, and I hate when that word comes up with Paul's music... but alas. I still like Looking for Changes, Biker Like an Icon, and Peace in the Neighbourhood, though, and consider the first seven songs on the album plus C'Mon People to almost be the match of the later Wings material. Flaming Pie is wonderful! I'm not yet sure what I think of it in relation to my beloved McCartney glory run (1970-1980) but it's a really excellent album for sure, and indeed a true return to form (I don't think either Flowers in the Dirt or Off the Ground quite get there, though they're both significant steps forward). And lastly, Run Devil Run is fun and played with a great band, but since that old rock and roll style isn't exactly my thing, I'm not crazy about the record or anything. I do enjoy listening to it, and it's immeasurably superior to that dreary Russian covers album. When is Ram coming up for you, illwobble?