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Old 03-11-2012, 12:49
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Been listening to wings and i think they are a pretty good group , maybe even underrated ??

Anyone Agree?
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:15
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Little Mix are amazing.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:21
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Little Mix are amazing.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:24
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Band on the Run was a great album.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:24
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The problem is that Wings, being led by Macca, are always being compared to his original band, the Beatles, and invariably come a very poor second.

Take the Fab Four out of the equation, and yes, Wings were indeed a pretty good band.
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:54
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They were brilliant in my opinion. I don't like everything The Beatles recorded and I don't like everything Wings recorded either. I've come across more people who don't like Wings than do sadly. Like JohnnyForget said, Wings are invariably compared to The Beatles and yes, I agree that The Beatles were better.

Whilst it may have only got the attention because the Beeb banned 'Hi-Hi-Hi,' I have a soft spot for 'C Moon.' Red Rose Speedway and of course Band on the Run are my favourite albums. 'Bluebird' and 'Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five' are especially good album tracks.

Needless to say I saw Macca on his Up & Coming Tour and the Wings material got just as good a reaction to The Beatles songs that he performed. 'Live and Let Die,' 'Jet' and 'My Love' were very well received.
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:06
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I thought this was about the Little Mix song
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:34
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I thought this was about the Little Mix song
No, it's about MUSIC...
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:36
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I thought this was about the Little Mix song
Same.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:43
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Little Mix are amazing.
Why don't you read what the threads about before you post you numpty!

Anyway yes I love Wings a very underrated group, they were probably in the five biggest bands in the 70s but sadly often forgotten today whereas Paul is mainly known know as "the old guy from the Beatles thats not dead and closes every high profile music event in England."
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:05
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No, it's about MUSIC...
Yeah and the song wings by Little Mix is MUSIC - what's your point?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:22
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The band The Beatles could have been
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:23
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Yeah and the song wings by Little Mix is MUSIC - what's your point?
It wasn't a point, it was a joke. I laughed, you're a fan of Little Mix so probably didn't.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:29
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Yeah and the song wings by Little Mix is MUSIC - what's your point?
Basically, he's a music snob.

Although, on the other hand, it's a bit upsetting that so many people assumed it was Little Mix.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:31
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Sadly underrated

Band on the Run is a masterpiece
Venus and Mars is a brilliant album
Red Rose Speedway and London Town are good albums
Back to the Egg, Wild Life and Speed of Sound are patchy but pleasant

Macca's focussing too much on the Beatles and forgets the stuff he's put out in his solo career including some lost gems

Some of my favourite of the more forgotten Wings songs:
C Moon
Little Lamb Dragonfly
Beware My Love
Some People Never Know
Love in Song
Call Me Back Again
Goodnight Tonight
Daytime, Nighttime Suffering
Listen to What the Man Said
Soily
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:10
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CABLEDUDE, you seem to be a very big fan of Paul, are you on Maccaboard.paulmccartney.com by any chance?
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:17
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No, it's about MUSIC...
Wings by Little Mix is fantastic, very well-written song and is very much MUSIC. And this is coming from someone who's studied music and likes supposedly "credible" stuff too, not that that makes my taste any more important.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:39
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CABLEDUDE, you seem to be a very big fan of Paul, are you on Maccaboard.paulmccartney.com by any chance?
My Paul fandom is quite absurd of late

Yeah, I do go on there now and again.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:51
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The thread title was very confusing...
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:01
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Sadly underrated...

Macca's focussing too much on the Beatles and forgets the stuff he's put out in his solo career including some lost gems.

Some of my favourite of the more forgotten Wings songs:
C Moon
Little Lamb Dragonfly
Beware My Love
Some People Never Know
Love in Song
Call Me Back Again
Goodnight Tonight
Daytime, Nighttime Suffering
Listen to What the Man Said
Soily
Great to see another mention for C Moon - it's definitely one of the best Wings songs as is 'Listen to What The Man Said.' I had an argument about the latter with a big Paul McCartney fan once who said it was drivel! I love the promo clip for C Moon. How come (to borrow lyrics from 'C Moon') do you seldom hear C Moon on the radio these days?

I agree with your opinions on the Wings albums. I think 'Venus and Mars' is so underrated as an album. The cover always sticks in my mind too despite being rather simple.

I think songs like 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' will forever be immortalised thanks to their use in certain TV episodes (i.e. Only Fools and Horses). That particular track could easily have been something on a Beatles album. The 'posh geezer' part in 'Uncle Albert' instantly brings 'Yellow Submarine' to mind. I've heard 'Another Day' on Radio 2 quite frequently, which is always nice to hear.

I'd like to think that fans of Michael Jackson's 'Off The Wall' album might get into Wings/McCartney's solo stuff considering it was originally recorded for the London Town album.

Where do you stand on 'Mary Had A Little Lamb?' Part of me likes it because the arrangement is similar to that of 'C Moon' but then part of me says 'no, you shouldn't like this!'
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:10
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The thread title was very confusing...
I can see why. Mind you I instantly thought of Wings, the band, despite knowing the Little Mix song. Perhaps old tortfeasor is showing his age . Had I thought of the latter I wouldn't have opened the thread!
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:22
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I thought this was about the Little Mix song
Same!

Been listening to wings and i think they are a pretty good group , maybe even underrated ??
The first post was quite confusing as well, as Wings was actually sung by a group, that's why I automatically presumed it was the Little Mix song . I had to read the replies to find out they were actually talking about a different band.
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:44
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Great to see another mention for C Moon - it's definitely one of the best Wings songs as is 'Listen to What The Man Said.' I had an argument about the latter with a big Paul McCartney fan once who said it was drivel! I love the promo clip for C Moon. How come (to borrow lyrics from 'C Moon') do you seldom hear C Moon on the radio these days?

I agree with your opinions on the Wings albums. I think 'Venus and Mars' is so underrated as an album. The cover always sticks in my mind too despite being rather simple.

I think songs like 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' will forever be immortalised thanks to their use in certain TV episodes (i.e. Only Fools and Horses). That particular track could easily have been something on a Beatles album. The 'posh geezer' part in 'Uncle Albert' instantly brings 'Yellow Submarine' to mind. I've heard 'Another Day' on Radio 2 quite frequently, which is always nice to hear.

I'd like to think that fans of Michael Jackson's 'Off The Wall' album might get into Wings/McCartney's solo stuff considering it was originally recorded for the London Town album.

Where do you stand on 'Mary Had A Little Lamb?' Part of me likes it because the arrangement is similar to that of 'C Moon' but then part of me says 'no, you shouldn't like this!'
Girlfriend yeah, there's some good unreleased stuff from the London Town era, quite a bit of it ended up on Tug of War, like Wanderlust (name of the ship they recorded the album on).

Well, I like it as a song for children same as We All Stand Together and Yellow Submarine and the apocryphal (but sadly not true) story that Paul released it because they banned Hi Hi Hi is a good one.
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:48
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Girlfriend yeah, there's some good unreleased stuff from the London Town era, quite a bit of it ended up on Tug of War, like Wanderlust (name of the ship they recorded the album on).

Well, I like it as a song for children same as We All Stand Together and Yellow Submarine and the apocryphal (but sadly not true) story that Paul released it because they banned Hi Hi Hi is a good one.
Aye! I forgot to put the name of the song in my post - doh!
That's a diplomatic answer about 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' but it is a song for children as were the other two examples. I think some people get a bit silly about it (myself included in the past) but if you hear it for what it is, then it is a good song. The Carpenters' 'Sing' is another track in a similar position really.

That's the first time I've heard that 'Mary' was released because 'Hi Hi Hi' was banned! That would have been funny if true. I've heard the stories about 'C Moon' initially being the b-side, which was then moved to a double-A side, because the Beeb would only play 'C Moon' though.
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Old 04-11-2012, 20:22
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Aye! I forgot to put the name of the song in my post - doh!
That's a diplomatic answer about 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' but it is a song for children as were the other two examples. I think some people get a bit silly about it (myself included in the past) but if you hear it for what it is, then it is a good song. The Carpenters' 'Sing' is another track in a similar position really.

That's the first time I've heard that 'Mary' was released because 'Hi Hi Hi' was banned! That would have been funny if true. I've heard the stories about 'C Moon' initially being the b-side, which was then moved to a double-A side, because the Beeb would only play 'C Moon' though.
Yeah that's true, it was either Hi Hi Hi or Give Ireland Back to the Irish, might've been both
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