I will always remember the moment in Forrest Gump when the scene cuts to the helicopters landing him in Vietnam with Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower playing. Very powerful image!
I guess that would be The Long and Winding Road. I know it's a classic and the Beatles last number One. But to me, it just doesn't have that pleasing progression of chords like many of Paul's other melodies.
I think every song on Chaos is incredible and I think it's his best album even over Band On The Run! Memory Almost Full has some weaker moments for me, but it's still great. And then there's Electric Arguments, another classic by Paul and one of his best albums ever.
The one that really disappoints now on listening is Driving Rain. I'm glad he toured behind it, but some of it is downright embarrassing to listen to with others. Especially if you're trying to convince them Paul is a great artist. Still it's better that he put that out than nothing, and it has about 5 great moments. We should all have bootlegs that sound as good.
SusyLuvsPaul:"Take On Me"-- by A-Ha
Played about a billion gazillion times on radio and MTV in the 8o's
"Don't You Forget About Me" by the guy who was married to Chrissie Hynde
gawd, did I get sick of hearing that one, although I kind of liked it
Interesting you pick some of the big MTVvideos. They were such a huge promotion machine in the 80's and it literally saved the music business. But you take away the image of a lot of the classic videos in the 80's and the music does not hold up at all well. Remember "We Built This City" by Jefferson Airplane!
Let's Get Physical - Olivia Newton John
Beach Baby - First Class
Ma Belle Amie - The Tee Set
Venus - Shocking Blue
BOYCIE:SusyLuvsPaul:"Famous Groupies" but I've never heard anyone say they really love that one
I have a soft spot for Famous Groupies.I just love the folky feel of it and the amusing lyric.I think there's not enough humour in music,and this has it in abundance.
Disagree. It's a reaally inane lyric and the tune is pretty awful too. They were obviously stoned or drunk when they did this one. I really like London Town except for this song.
She loves you,
Just isn't the same, as Paul told his dad.
Of the ones he hasn't done live yet ...I'd love to hear Oh! Darling above all. Then I would say Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Your Mother Should Know. Also, Why Don't We Do It in the Road? with a little extra jam on it...Oh and for Wings and solo I'd love to hear Junior's Farm and Tug of War. Also, I've Had Enough and Beautiful Night. Yup that would be the ultimate in unheard live ones for me. Oh yeah, and toss in I Want to Hold Your Hand just for fun.
"Just look over your shoulders, honey" from I'll Be There. Jackson 5.
What kids go around using gramatically correct English anyway? Street talking has been the way most people talk for ages. Rock was made to appeal to teenagers, not some upper class university students and teachers. Ya hip to the jive daddy-o? Then the music became popular and cool all over the world to all ages, made people everywhere dance to the English language, improper grammar or not. It did more to popularize the language that anything ever. Then Sgt. Pepper came out with printed lyrics on the sleeve for the first time. I don't think you can say anything bad about the grammar on Pepper, though there is some I'm sure. But it's Art and it's Poetry, and grammar has nothing to do with it. Even the name Rock 'n' Roll is slang. They may have titled it "I Want To Hold Your Hand", but John sings " I wanna hold your hand." You can call it Rock and Roll if you wanna, but it's still rock 'n' roll to me!