Monday, June 18, 2012


And my buddy Shane is going nuts on facebook posting Sir Paul songs. So I figured, what the hell, I want in on some of this action, too. Given that we now live in the 21st century, where the technology is fabulous, and illegally uploaded music abounds in cyberspace, why not post three of my favorite highly underrated McCartney albums?

Back to the Egg

The last Wings album. From Wikipedia:

Back to the Egg is the seventh and final studio album by Wings, released in 1979. It is also Wings' first album for Columbia Records after leaving long-time United States distributor Capitol Records in 1978. When McCartney returned to international distribution by EMI in 1985, Back to the Egg and the rest of McCartney's Columbia-era releases moved to Capitol/EMI in the US.

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Tug of War

From Wikipedia:

Tug of War is the fourth solo studio album by Paul McCartney, released in 1982. It is the follow-up to the 1980 album McCartney II, and his first official solo album after the dissolution of Wings in April 1981. The recording sessions for the album reunited McCartney with producer George Martin. Tug of War was also McCartney's first album after the death of his former Beatles bandmate John Lennon.

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Off the Ground

From Wikipedia:

Buoyed by the critical success of his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt and the subsequent Paul McCartney World Tour in 1989 and 1990, it seemed a natural extension to record his next album with his existing touring band. Only one change was made to the line-up, with Blair Cunningham joining on drums to replace Chris Whitten. To add to the band's success in the live arena, McCartney decided to record the album "live in the studio", meaning that the band would rehearse the entire song together and then record the song together in one take, instead of recording each vocal track and instrumental track separately. This approach gave a new, raw and direct feel to the work, but was not overly liked by critics.

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Fuck the critics. What do they want? "Hey Jude" ever other fucking year? This one's great.

Happy 70th, Paul!