Like he told Sunday Morning it's easier doing it all hisself rather than telling others what to do and saying no to suggestions.
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I decided to listen to the album over the weekend. Had to stop by the 4th track. I just thought it was terribly weak and uncompelling. It's amazing that the same person who created such works of genius years ago could possibly be ok with releasing something like this. Hey...just my opinion, I'm glad others enjoy it.
The snippets I heard on Sunday morning interested me somewhat so I'll probably give it a listen, but nothing since his Wings days really keep my interest for long. Maybe it's my internal fuddy-duddy showing. The Beatles and Wings era is kinda locked in amber in my mind. I listen to the Beatles stuff when I get in the mood (or get a new piece of equipment to see how much better it sounds), but now I spend only a small amount of time on it. And God, I hate his Christmas song so much.
Will always give Sir Paul a shot but yes his voice ain’t what it used to be of late.
I saw him live at FedEx Field with seats in the sweet spot a few years back. He had a good night vocally that night. But some bootlegs I’ve heard from other shows in that tour like at Coachella were more spotty.
We do have a local McCartney tribute band, “The Paul McCartney Experience” that does a great job.
Everyone respects him so much from the Beatles days, and I completely understand that; but now it's like the king's new clothes. Nobody wants to say that his music is really weak.
I've been there since the beginning of the Beatles, and I have no problem whatsoever with an artist exploring new sounds and changing styles; but to me, even the best of the Wings era was sort of silly and childish. Even the lyrics were embarrassing. But like I said, in the name of his past accomplishments, a lot of people feel bad about admitting that.
All the McCartney judges out there let me know how many worldwide classic rock songs you've written, recorded and had on the charts? Music is subjective always, but he is admittedly the greatest living musical artist of modern times. At 78, the man never sits still. Some of us will never get to see 78 yrs., let alone have the No.1 album on the charts.
"Music is subjective always, but he is admittedly the greatest living musical artist of modern times."
Admittedly? I think you misused that word, but I'll assume that you mean that everyone agrees that he's the greatest, in which case I think many if not most will disagree; myself among them.
Anyway, past acheivments have nothing to do with his latest work. Like one of my old bosses used to say, "Yesterday's peacock is tomorrow's feather duster."