Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Music from Paul McCartney...
...Now he's having "Electronic Arguments"...

"Electronic Arguments" is the title of Paul McCartney's newest record, although that could also sum up Macca's bust-up with the Evil Heather. Evidently, this record is supposed to be really 'experimental', but the two tracks I've heard, "Too Much Out Of Sight" and "Sing The Changes" sound, to me, like some of the more progressively far-out music of the late '60s/early '70s. I think they sound pretty good. The 'former' sounds like "Helter Skelter revisited" while the latter is actually good, heavy, driving melodic pop & roll...
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Not that Paulie needs any of my money, but I suppose I'll hafta buy the new album when it comes out (next week?). I haven't been the biggest fan of Paul McCartney lately; it seems like he doesn't know what to do with himself, so he comes out in favor of all his 'causes'. In one case, he had the leather seats ripped out of a new 'hybrid' car he'd bought and had transported from Japan, because leather seats went against his humanitarian efforts...he also got mad 'cos the car, made in Japan, ended up being shipped to him, instead of being flown to him. Paul was ticked off because being transported by boat meant that he made a "larger carbon footprint" on the Planet he's so desperately trying to save. Gee, Paul, nice to know you care...
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Paul McCartney making more money for an hour's singing than I could make in several lifetimes.
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Thing is, no matter how many dumb things Paul says or does, he still is capable of making Really Good Music. Why he hides behind a 'nom de plume' like "The Fireman" is anyone's guess. That's right, this album is listed as being by "The Fireman". What, is it too much pressure for Mr. McCartney to use his own name? If the album gets rotten reviews, I 'spose he can say, "look, this was a special project; it's not a standard McCartney album." How cynical I am. I amaze myself sometimes. Here's what The Newest 'Fireman' album will (allegedly) look like...
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'Electronic Arguments' artwork, painted by Paul. Uh, Paul, don't give up the music thing, okay?
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Two previous "Fireman" albums have been released, but those were largely ambient sound experiments, featuring no standard tunes, and immersed in all sorts of mysterioso sound collages, none of which sound relevant to anything McCartney's ever done. I read that the second "Fireman" album was the Worst-Selling Album of any associated with The Beatles/Former Beatles, etc...I've heard 'em both, and other than being a completist as far as Anything Beatles is concerned, I really have no reason to have 'em in my collection.
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Anyway, the new album, "Electronic Arguments" is coming out pretty doggoned soon, and I've deposited the following hyperlink, which will enable you to listen to a couple songs from it, "Too Much, Not Enough" and "Sing The Changes". I find 'em likable. It's "The Fireman"! It features songs! Vocals! Is it a great album? Probably not. Maybe, though. If it lives up to even half of what I've read, it should be interesting. Anyway, check the link out...
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http://thefiremanmusic.com/

P.S. I'm gratified to know that, while Nothing is Free these days, I was able to load these two songs, SCOT-FREE, into my Real-Player. Gosh...hope I didn't break any laws...

P.S.S.: Regarding things Beatle, here's the Newest (and strangest) reason I've come across yet as to their rise to fame...whaddaya think? Click this link:
http://home.nestor.minsk.by/jazz/news/2008/11/1804.html
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Paul McCartney's newest quest? He now wants to perform in China, 'cos he's never played there before. He recently accomplished the same thing in Israel, performing there recently. That's what the Rich Do. If they can't Collect Foreign Countries, they try to at least go to them. I have this nagging picture of Paul as a compulsive-obsessive musician...like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going, going, going...

3 Comments:

Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

Im thinking pipe and slippers for old Paul :)

x

3:40 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

As excited as I was for Paul's last CD, Memory Almost Full, I'm feeling just the opposite on this new Fireman one. Normally, I'm a completist, but I'll have to pass on this.

In other news, have you heard the new Dhani Harrison debut? He calls himself TheNewNo2. It's very nice. Sounds a lot like his dad.

3:31 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

PHIL! Don't pass on it. This is the kind of stuff that was popular long before any of the music you're listening to...old-school, experimental...back when the music had some integrity. Don't close your mind. You've got to remember that we're all products of our influences, and a lot of this kind of music was popular back when Paul Was A Beatle (post-'68).

Marmie, I'm pretty sure Paul can afford a solid gold pipe and slippers made from Mink. I hear Paul uses hair color now. He's got to, to keep up with the young girlfriends he's squired post-Linda...

11:06 PM  

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