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 Posted: Wed Nov 24th, 2021 06:03 pm
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glc wrote:
In general, McCartney seems to have been in a weird place, lyrically, around the time of the White album. Songs about a serial killer ("Maxwell's Silver Hammer"), shooting a spouse's lover ("Rocky Raccoon"), etc. Dressed up in a way so that they have maximum appeal, but definitely not "Grandma's music"
McCartney was definitely trying - maybe subliminally - to out-Lennon Lennon.  The first Wings single was the staggeringly gauche "Give Ireland Back To The Irish", almost as if he were trying to invent punk because he had always been seen as the nice one.