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Paul McCartney — Riding to Vanity Fair
Album: Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
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4.7

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Length: 5:03
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Pyro wrote:
Unless you were there, you really don't know WHAT broke up the Beatles.
I admit it...It was ME. I can't believe I told John that Paul was a better walrus.
Come on u guys, this is one of the very very very best tracks Paul has done since the demise of the Beatles. I absolutely am in love with this song. His cd is good to so so but this track is awesome imho. regards, Peter www.pjotr-images.com
It's not that I don't like Paul McCartney, 'cause I do, but his voice sounds weirdly tinny here and the lyrics are sort of annoying me.
I think Paul is making music to satisfy his own artistic instinct which is changing with time as he and his fan base all age. Not a bad thing! I think this album holds up very well against any of his work. But why compare?
OK, it's not great, but it has a nice vibe, good background driving music. I'm glad to just hear it here at RP, variety is the spice of life. Thanks........ Now a whole album of this, yikes...
Not exactly A Day In The Life, now is it?
sir paul gets extra points for pushing himself out of his comfort zone ... hard to do when you're 64, or whatever he is now... but yeah, the glockenspiel is a bit annoying.
Oh Paul, what has gone wrong? You're better than this. Take a year off, submerge your ego, listen to the inner Beatle, go home to the 'pool and revive.
I kinda like it.
Well, it's a new Paul McCartney release, so I in fact want to hear it played, but . . .
I sure didn't...make it stop...PLEASE!!! :moon:
I think this is Paul trying to sound too much like the music of today like Radiohead, Travis and Coldplay, rather than just been himself. Half decent I guess.
first time I ever voted a "1" on RP. how low has he sunk?
thewiseking wrote:
damn this is awful. the man who broke up the beatles with his enormous ego and narcissism should have called it quits many moons ago.
Funny thing, because he teamed up with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, etc) who's about 1/2 his age on this album. Apparently Godrich had plenty of critical comments on the songs that Paul presented and Paul decided to swallow his ego and go with Godrich's ideas on a number of big changes to tracks on the disc - including this one.
2nd song I've heard from this album. Didn't like the other one. (Notice it was so unforgettable I can't remember the track's name). This doesn't seem to be any better either :stop: Perhaps one lyric he could try using is RETIREMENT!!!
Oh God, it just got worse. Please make this stop!
Bin it. (Please)
mojoman wrote:
Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles, not Paul.
You sure this isn't Yoko singing here??
:frustrated:
Well...this is different. As much as folks want to slag Paul for being the Cute One, you gotta remember that the dude rocked during the Beatles and even afterward. He also sucked, of course, but I prefer to remember Jet, Sitting in the Back Seat of My Car, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, and all the other cool tunes he did. Pretty impressive and a hell of a lot more memorable music than most of us have created.
Pyro wrote:
Unless you were there, you really don't know WHAT broke up the Beatles. And that has nothing to do with the merits (or not) of this song.
Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles, not Paul.
Meh. I saw an interview with him some years ago where he said he didn't fuss too much with lyrics - pretty much anything would do. And that's cool, though it means I'm unlikely to take him seriously as a composer anymore. And I don't know what to make of this piece.
Measured against Mr. McCartney's body of work, this is pretty weak. But still...I'm kinda diggin' it. Agree he should tone down the glockenspiel in the mix, but not a bad tune.
mmmm.... vanilla!
The worse part is he's trying so hard. Oh well.
orionblu wrote:
ummmmmmmmmmmm............ Ew. I kind of wish I hadn't heard that.
You know, I thought the same thing... I am a Beatles fan, and I have enormous respect for Paul contribution etc etc. however, he really lost whatever spark he had (with a few notable exceptions) in the songwriting department quite a while ago. I didn't really want to hear more that would make me think less of him yet again. (although nothing beats the low point-which was hearing him read his :shudder: poetry out loud: (a poem about Mark David Chapman called something like The Jerk of All Jerks...ouch.)
I just don't find this song as creative as some of Paul's other works. It didn't hold my attention, I found it a little flat. Marr: just to be picky, it is a glockenspiel, not a xylophone that is annoying you. It annoyed me too.
thewiseking wrote:
damn this is awful. the man who broke up the beatles with his enormous ego and narcissism should have called it quits many moons ago.
Unless you were there, you really don't know WHAT broke up the Beatles. And that has nothing to do with the merits (or not) of this song.
ummmmmmmmmmmm............ Ew. I kind of wish I hadn't heard that.
I wouldn't go as far as saying this is awful. But it is far, far below his best. Also, his voice is really straining to hit some of the notes on this song, it seems.
I kinda like it, but I think it has a little too much instrumentation. I think it would sounded better somewhat stripped down. I particularly found the xylophone a trifle annoying. Still, a 6.
What a dissappointment from Master McCartney
Hmmmmmmm.... Very interesting!
damn this is awful. the man who broke up the beatles with his enormous ego and narcissism should have called it quits many moons ago.
Totally first! 7.