All things Wings thread . Hope we have some Wings fans on here who can talk of Macca`s band The Beatles could have been .
My first time I ever heard Wings was at a fair ( I think it was the Waltzers ) they were playing Helen Wheels I had to buy it ! When I did finally had the money (a lot of lead collecting in those days )to buy it I got it home and it just happen to have the same label and name of a certain P. McCartney of my very first record I owned which was Hey Jude . It was rocketed from then on and of course not soon after my first Wings album came out Band On The Run .
The first Wings song I knowingly heard was Band On The Run. The first Wings album I owned was London Town. Still love that one, except for Girlfriend. I found Wild Life and Red Rose.. a bit spotty but I certainly adore Mumbo and Wild Life. And I have every Macca album except Broadstreet. Although this is about Wings innit.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run.
Me: It's not a Beatles song.
Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right?
Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
Yes it`s Wings ! Imagine though if Ram was the first Wings album ! Anyway ..
I did like London Town at the time , it had a nice feel to it . Funny that Wings were a recording "band" almost the same amount of time as The Beatles .
I know I was 2 years short of following Wings form the off , but it did`nt half fly by . ( no pun intended) Just think of those original Beatle fans horror when they split after only 8 years of recording !
Wings Wild Life The first Wings album as we all know . I like it , at the time of buying it I liked it a lot I read way back that Macca heard of Dylan doing an album in a week , so he took it on to try and do the same It`s rough and ready and even has a cover song on it ! Mumbo It`s a crackin rocker and I could never get my head round why Macca did`nt make more good ol`Rock tunes . Take The Mess for example what a tune that is and it was only a B- Side and a live track at that !
Bip Bop is an odd one , but he has done a lot worse .
Love Strange I never even took notice of the fact it was a cover as I remember ... Wild Life . Oh ! what a great tune ! Macca`s singing for me at his finest ( along with Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five )
Some People Never Know . Like this one . Macca and Linda dueting away about there relationship I guess . Do really think this one that went under the radar . Love it .
I Am Your Singer Linda goe`s for it . Bless .
Bip Bop Link A little ditty that Macca always seems to throw in his albums
Tomorrow Macca n Lin`s going on a picnic ... Tomorrow
Dear Friend . Another great tune . Very basic song and I always think Macca was at his best when he was`nt over doing songs ( most of Back To The Egg )
Mumbo Link How feckin ace is this just under a minute track is ...I just wished he`d feckin strung it out for about 10 minutes ..
Anyway that`s what I think of Wild Life I remember I had Band , Ram and Red Rose in the bank before I got hold of this one and I was`nt disappointed
I know ! , but I will let someone else have a crack .
Tis true I don`t do Reviews .
But I would like to do Wings one`s as they are like really my first "Album" band and if anything I hope I can lure people into trying the albums if they have never got round to hearing , which on here is very doubtful , but you never know . Also from B.O.T.R. I bought them as they came out , so I think I can really give a good review of the albums Unlike The Beatles albums I think a million and more reviews have been written . I wonder how many Red Rose reviews there are ?
I would`nt really say they will be great reviews , I will just be putting down stuff that`s just off the top off my head . Tomorrow . A song about a picnic would`nt really have people down loading it on I Tunes would it .
Also . I have a lot of Wings memorabilia I would love to show off and hey ! I was in The Wings Fun Club .