Sunday, June 30, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "Listen To What The Man Said"

They may be silly love songs, but Sir Paul McCartney has always had a knack for writing great ones.  This is a song that I always felt deserved more respect than it got at the time.  It was a big hit, but in 1975, we were still in that stage where people seemed to think that every effort by an ex-Beatle was going to approach the level of what they accomplished together.  You can't capture lightning in a bottle every day of the week, folks.

And look at him now - he's 70 years old, he looks great, he's got a great band behind them, and the song still sounds great.

"Listen To What The Man Said," Paul McCartney and Wings, from the summer of 1975.

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