Wings / Red Rose Speedway

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As a bassist, Paul does no wrong!   

Lambasted upon its release as Alladin Sane, Houses of the Holy, Quadrophenia, Mott, Billion Dollar Babies, Dark Side of the Moon and Greetings from Asbury Park made their mark, Sir Paul’s sophomore Wings slab had some fine four-string forays despite the rather light subject matter. “Big Barn Bed,” “Get on the Right Thing,” “Loup (1st Indian on the Moon),” “Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love/ Power Cut” all harken his latter-day Beatles bass wizardry. 

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And if you grabbed the preview picture single “My Love” as I did at Sam Goody in April ’73, you got the killer b-side “The Mess” underpinned by thundering Macca thumpery aplenty.  

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