Jim Fetzer on The Michael Decon Program [ 2022 November 18 ]



audio review : Wonderful Christmastime ( song ) … Paul McCartney

The refrain of this Christmas anthem is indeed Wonderful. Paul McCartney seems to know it too as he reverts to it after every four, or is it two, bars of verse. That gives the song an odd structure in which the bridge is the longest bit.

Not that anyone at the party is paying attention to the structure of the song. Everyone’s too busy having fun, dancing and singing along. “The mood is right, the spirit’s up,” McCartney observes, “We’re here tonight and that’s enough.”

my rating : 4 of 5


audio review : Deep Down ( song ) … Paul McCartney

It’s what sounds like jazzy pipe organs; Paul McCartney was wise enough to keep them looped; along with funky drums, a Deep bassline and a lively horn section that make this song as groovy as it is.

If it isn’t party music, it’s music to prepare to party to as the old-timer announces a set of “wanna/gonna” plans that include picking a woman up and getting “a bite”, whether with or of her isn’t specified.

my rating : 4 of 5


audio review : McCartney 3 ( album ) ... Paul McCartney

audio review : McCartney 3 ( album ) … Paul McCartney

audio review : McCartney 3 ( album ) ... Paul McCartney

This album should’ve come out in 1990, but it’s better 30 years late than never. Linda is long gone, so this is literally Paul McCartney on his own. That means every song is by him with no other vocalists or musicians, like Phil Collins did for Both Sides, with the exception of Abe Laboriel and Rusty Anderson on Slidin.

Women And Wives; a topic Paul McCartney is well-versed in; sounds pretty enough, but the best song here is a nighttime party prepper entitled Deep Down. Led by what sounds like jazzy pipe organs, it’s the album’s royal flush, though it’s the beginning and ending Winter Birds that provide the overall theme.

my rating : 3 of 5