Monday, October 15, 2007
Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
Paul's first good album in a long fucking while. The true comeback. He's not trying to play hip overproduced rock music with some shitty band anymore. Dude is simply writing awesome pop songs and recording the shit out of them, with help from some of his friends. Most awesomely though, he's back to playing most of the instruments! Bass, guitars, drums, piano, all sorts of assorted keyboard shit, everything. He's a fucking genius, man.
He's also one oldass dude at this point. And you can tell from his lyrics! Not just a bunch of silly shit about dragonflies or whatever. No lameass "save the environment" crap, either. "The Song We Were Singing" is some serious 60s nostalgia shit! But he's clearly an old, old dude. I mean, the fucking thing opens with the lyric, "For a while, we could sit, smoke a pipe and discuss all the vast intricacies of life"... shit yeah, Paul. And then there are these songs about how he's old and loves his wife, and then "Little Willow" is about some friend of his who died, and man, this is a lovely album.
"Young Boy" is awesome! Beautiful pop shit with kickass Steve Milller lead guitar. This whole album rules a bitch. No lame production tricks or anything. No horrible songs. Okay, so there are a couple bluesy "rocking numbers" that sort of suck, but they are few and far between, so fuck you! Man, fuck Nigel Godrich, too. This isn't that much worse than the highly acclaimed Chaos & Creation & Backyard, really. Awesome album, that one, but man, Paul wrote awesome songs on here, too! And played most of the instruments, for that matter. Sure, there's no Radioheady guitar bits and attempts to really be hip with the kids, but who cares? This is a fine, fine record.
Oh, fuck, I am listening to "Used To Be Bad" and it sounds like ZZ Top or some crap. Forget about when I said that the bluesy "rocking numbers" sucked a dick.
Rating: It's excellent. He's done sucking.
Song: "Press"... not from this album, but I don't have any of it on my computer and am too lazy to rip any of the songs just to upload, so fuck it. Just tell me to PRESS!!!!! RIGHT THERE!!!! THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!