Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Track Of The Day: Paul McCartney - 'Early Days'

Paul McCartney's 'Early Days' is an album highlight and a brilliant riposte to critics of The Beatles.

The 71-year-old released his 16th solo studio album 'New' last month. Paul said: ''Well it is a bit defensive, yeah. It didn't start off particularly defensive; it was just this idea of not just me, anybody who has sort of done something in their past and then the younger generation is saying, 'Well yeah, it wasn't that good.'
''It's just this idea of people robbing your history from you, that it's not just me but in my case it started off with the case of 'they can't take it away from me because I lived through those early days. I was there.'" He added: ''The last verse is wildly defensive which is like nowadays people sort of say who did this and who did that, well that is very definitely about people telling me, you know, what I did and what John did.
''And as I think, you know, it was much more equal. He wrote his soppy ballads, I wrote my hard rockers.
''We had a lot in common but I'd become stereotyped, I mean you know it started way back in the 60s and they'd sort of say, 'Paul's the cute one.' I am cute. No, that is true, but I've got more to me than cute.''

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