Friday, 26 October 2007

electric macca

From the ridiculous to the sublime?

Last night The Ramones, tonight Paul McCartney!

I'm listening to the Electric Proms concert from last night - and it's brilliant. From the tender beauty of 'Here Today', to the rockiness of 'Back in the USSR'. Not bad for a bloke who's about 108!

Dolly D doesn't get it, but if you have more discernment and wisdom do yourself a favour - make a cup of good coffee, maybe with a bit of home-made tablet (thanks Dolly) and sit back for an hour and a half listening/watching online.

It's good!! And if you want more, the Kaisers and a host of others to come.


That Hideous Man said...

Thanks for the link - that had some good moments, some great songs (and 'C Moon' as well).

Any idea who was in the band?

Lins Honeyman said...

Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson on guitars, the amazing Abe Laboriel Jr on drums and Paul 'Wix' Wickens on keys.

I've been a Macca fan for about 20 years and I enjoyed this performance but I thought he looked a bit like a rabbit caught in the headlights at times.

Also, he's so heavily reliant on his Beatles back catalogue these days and I wish he would take a few risks instead of being in the comfort zone all the time. After all, that's what the Electic Proms are all about and, in my opinion, he blew it in that aspect.

Love his new album "Memory Almost Full" though.