No need to huff, babe. Nothing really to argue about. It's fact that you can't compare Dave Grohl or Metallica to Paul McCartney and Driving Rain. It's just not the same category.
No huff, dude.
I firmly placed my criteria (for a definition of rock music)
, and it has nothing to do with style / category, but simply what gets your rocks off. We could throw classical and jazz music in as well...shouldn't we be celebrating eclecticism after all? This is what Paul McCartney was so good at, to encapsulate a bit of every style somewhere in his catalogue, and that's what I loved about him so much. Driving Rain does have a lot of different elements and that's good. But yeah, it's just not "my" kind of rock music anymore.
Albums like ... Macca II .... give him the opportunity to generate some enjoyable madness. Insanity can be FUN!!!
Yes! Songs like Temporary Secretary and Darkroom are VERY sexy to me. Therefore, according to my definition of rock music, they rock very hard, even though on the surface they would not be regarded as "rock" songs. Even a song like "What's That You're Doing" rocks very hard for me because of the funky rhythms and arrangements involved, and the highs and lows of the melody sung by Paul and Steve.
But I suppose the loneliness and sting of becoming a widower and then finding Heather played a large part in steering the mood of Driving Rain, as Steve-o says. I imagine losing a mate can be rather emasculating. In real life the sex vibe gets diminished by such things. Then again, "Let's go for a drive.." could be an ambiguous statement for the nasty! Whatever, Driving Rain is Paul giving us his 'zup! Dis is me NOW! It what it BE!
I do agree with this. Even though it's not a Macca album I like particularly, I do appreciate the vibe and the circumstances of all the songs. Actually, one of the sexiest songs for me on the album is "Heather", simply because the arrangement has a "galloping off into the sunset" feel about it. Freedom. New life, new love etc. My estimation of Driving Rain is that there is half the album I dig, and the rest I don't dig, much in the same way some of you feel about Red Rose Speedway. We humans are strange beings indeed, as they say...there's no accounting for taste!
Ain't this the Drumming Hello Goodbye thread?
Yes...enough of this little side-issue, given that it sprung from something I picked up about Ghavi's post about Led Zep and a casual recommendation to try some Probot for some great rock sounds. It was never meant to be a point of discussion, just a take-it-or-leave-it type comment.
Well I still enjoy Ringo's solid style on this song, and the production of the drums is very good too, you can almost hear the squeak of the kick drum pedal as it thumps along - nice, clear, forthright, no messing about. That's what I loved about Ringo's style. Sure, Phil Collins once remarked that Ringo's fills on the likes of Day in the Life are almost impossible for another drummer to emulate - and that is true, he had an unmistakably original style, but I like the way he just laid a beat down, it didn't need to be complicated, he just did it and it sounded great.
I needed comfort of love just to get me some piece of mind.. wo-oh