Very harsh! I saw his performance on TV last night and thought it rocked! Without much of a vocal warm-up though it's hard launching into such a high-range belter as Magical Mystery Tour - I notice he dropped this as an opener on the latter stages of his tour in favour of Hello Goodbye, which is a little more sedate.
I have not watched it or am not ever likely too . I love Macca and I hate to see him play live these days (unless I`m there of course )
I compare him as a Star that burnt its brightest in his early years and as every star in the sky it burns itself out and that light grows dimmer to has no life left to shine as it did in those wonderful early days .
what I`m saying is that it`s no great surprise that Macca is going to get stick everytime he plays live . Not even the most dedicated Macca fan can say he is still on his top form . He is almost 70 and I`m sure that you wouldnt likr to see your 70 year old grandad trying to reclaim his youth by dying his hair and playing at your local Derbie and Joan Club . Now would you ?
It is a lot to expect of his voice to retain it's former ability. Only a fool would be shocked at the fact that it is failing. But that's what the fickle public do best. They expect too much. Very easy then for cynical critics to slate him. He is 70 years old. If you want to hear his voice, then go listen to Revolver or something, where it will remain enshrined, long after we're all gone.
PS - I'm ranting at the general public here, not anybody who posted above!
Everyone seems to have the same sort of idea as me; Sir Paul was one of the greatest songwriters/performers of all time, but he should be wheeled out to say hello and wave a bit at big events, NOT sing! It's called Father Time, and it catches up with everyone . . .
In defence of Elton John, I heard him in Dunedin late last year, and he's still got it.
For all those fools who basically said Paul can't sing and should pack in after the Jubilee and Olympic concerts should watch the 12.12.12 concert from the other day and eat their effing words! He does Helter Skelter, Let Me Roll It, 1985, My Valentine, Blackbird, Cut Me Some Slack (with Nirvana), I've Got A Feeling, Live and Let Die. He sounds absolutely on top of his vocals.
So to those people who wrote him off on the basis of two short shows, I suggest you watch this and then hang your heads in shame!
Look forward to catching this show mrmustard. I for one was critical of Macca,s vocals at these shows. But you can only critique on what you see.At those shows his voice had gone. But as TheEnd hinted this can be down to a short set with the voice not probably warmed up.But Macca over tours and obviously damages his voice.Macca is old school & gives it everything and doesn't leave much in the tank .Which is a credit to him & his professionalism. It fantastic to hear mrmustard on how great he was & that he's still got it Can't wait to see the concert Proves you need to hear him in peak condition i.e mid tour or when voice isfully rested. Daltrey is exactly the same with the Who.He carries on & towards the end of a tour his voice goes also.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT