Liam--I can't describe how sad it was for me to see him release that song. At the time, and remember, hearing songs in order, months apart, is different than trying them on for size 30 years later. That's probably why my perspective is different--not right--just different. But--to come off of McCartney and Ram--(Two great great efforts and a super start to his solo career)--and then see him sink to some of the depths of Wild Life, and the MHALL single--it was shocking...trust me. RRS was an improvement, but it was still not up to Macca 1 and Ram standards. That's why I love BOTR so much, my 2nd fave album, BTW. It was a super comeback for him, and showed me and millions of otheres that he was still capable of awesome material and performances. Liam--I'm not playing the "You had to be there card", but the spacing and timing of some of his late 71-72 releases made me think he was going downhill. Think of it...The Abbey Road Medley in 1969 to Mary Had A Little Lamb in 1972...I thought he was in a free fall. Thank goodness for BOTR--Now do you see why I like that album so much? For me, it verified that he was awesome..and I was defending him at every turn to my high school buddies--but I knew he could do better--and he did.
(Steve falls off soapbox)
Something's open, it's my heart.
Edited by - stevew628 on 08/21/2002 08:56:55