Archive for the 'Paul McCartney' Category

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Song for song the strongest set in McCartney’s solo career, 1971′s RAM receives the grand reissue treatment this month as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Essentially this means RAM enthusiasts can now find all of the album related ephemera in one place;  i.e. the Thrillington release, session outtakes, b-sides, the RAM documentary (Ramming), […]

Monday, November 14th, 2011

“I buried Paul”….yada, yada. The lengths of which fans have gone in regard to Paul McCartney’s supposed 1966 death and replacement (Billy Shears, anyone?) have long bordered on the obsessive. Here we have the the most recent entry, The Winged Beatle — an hour long look into the alleged cover-up/conspiracy. Good fun for Macca fans […]

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “Arrow Through Me,” off 1980′s Back To The Egg, finds McCartney dipping into his Stevie Wonder bag of tricks, employing both a laid back, slightly gruff, low-end Michael McDonald coupled with a high falsetto. All good, but what really […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Speaking of RAM, have you heard of Percy Thrillington?  If not, don’t feel bad as Percy “Thrills” Thrillington never actually existed outside of Paul McCartney’s imagination. Back in the ’70s, prior to the release of Ram, McCartney decided to have an orchestral version of the album laid to tape. But then Wings happened. Recorded in […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Los Angeles: huge, sprawling, and eclectic, has been likened to microcosm of the country as whole — truly a melting pot of various cultures, ethnicities, tastes and influences.  So is her music.  With various scenes and sub-scenes, rarely has there been a defining “sound” that marks the overall zeitgeist of what is happening in the […]

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Linda obviously looks good, but Paul’s beard/mullet combination is ace. I still have yet to see the latest addition to the Bond franchise (though, really, it doesn’t look like I’m missing that much). Back in the sixties and seventies, the film’s franchise produced some great companion soundtrack compostions (“You Only Live Twice,” and “Live And […]

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

While reading Cold Splinters, I came upon a link directing me to a post entitled And Then There Were Four. In a nutshell the post juxtaposes the Beatles solo work immediately after their break up in 1970 — i.e., the first singles each member released – and each of the singles individual cover art. Visually, […]

Friday, June 29th, 2007

(Sir) Paul McCartney played a ‘secret’ show here in L.A. on Wednesday at Amoeba on Sunset. Secret is a bit of a misnomer as the sidewalks were jammed with people waiting in line for wristbands days in advance. This in-store was of course part of the promotional blitz supporting Macca’s new album Memory Almost Full […]