Hidden gems

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Postby darkeyes » Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:00 pm

SGTSYH appeared on Back To The Egg in 1979...performed with the Rockestra Lineup...great little ending with Macca playing a cool bass riff on his Rickenbacker while John Bonham plays a little shuffle beat on drums...what a rhythm section!
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Postby Liam OSM » Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:04 pm

Oh, god, of course! Now that rings a bell! Just been a while since I last heard Back To The Egg - and while it has a fair few decent songs on there, the only song I absolutely love to bits is "Old Siam Sir" - Wings' answer to Eleanor Rigby, I reckon (don't you think that the lady Paul describes in the song sounds a lot like Ms Rigby?). Oh, and I do like the Rockestra Theme a lot, too!

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Postby Ram1 » Wed Jun 12, 2002 7:59 pm

I have mixed feelings about Back to the Egg. There are some songs on it that I think are really fabulous, and then others that I think are, well, not exactly weak, but definitely not great. Among my favorites...Spin it On, Old Siam Sir, Arrow Through Me (underrated I think), Rockestra (just a bit too short for me), and Baby's request. But Egg just doesn't grab me the same way other Wings albums do.
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Postby Liam OSM » Thu Jun 13, 2002 5:13 am

Can't really argue with much there, Ram1 - but I don't go a bundle on "Arrow Through Me" - it's one of those that I don't think Paul got quite right, and really could have been a lot better. The melody, I feel, has something missing - I think it should have been a little different . . . oh well . . .

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Postby darkeyes » Tue Jun 18, 2002 9:15 am

how about Back On My Feet as a hidden gem??

Love that one.
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Postby Liam OSM » Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:47 am

Definitely! I've loved it since I first heard it! It's good enough to have been a single in its own right! Just imagine Press To Play with Once Upon A Long Ago AND Back On My Feet on it!

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Postby Klunk » Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:36 pm

Just off the top of me head!

Dear Friend
Tomorrow
Wanderlust
Getting Closer
One of These Days
Winedark Open Sea
Souvenir
Monkberry Moon Delight
Sally G
Yvonne (left off Press..)
Love in Song

I'm sure I've missed loads. A lot of people have mentioned Single Pigeon I've never heard of it, what album is it on? Oh yeah Warm and Beautiful!

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Postby The Man » Sat Jun 22, 2002 8:44 pm

I've always been sympathetic to Flying To My Home as a hidden gem. It first appeared as the B-side to My Brave Face and when I first heard Flowers In the Dirt I could not help but wonder how the hell tracks such as Distractions and How Many People were included on the album ahead of it.
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Postby Steve-o » Sun Jun 23, 2002 3:00 am

Single Pigeon is on Red Rose Speedway........



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Postby Liam OSM » Sun Jun 23, 2002 10:15 am

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I've always been sympathetic to Flying To My Home as a hidden gem. It first appeared as the B-side to My Brave Face and when I first heard Flowers In the Dirt I could not help but wonder how the hell tracks such as Distractions and How Many People were included on the album ahead of it.


FTMH is a good song, well up to standard, but the vocals don't really sound very Macca-like, do they?

And FITD doesn't have a single weak track on it!

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