Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Thrillington" by Paul McCartney – ***

First released: 1977

Strange, very strange. McCartney had a contractual obligation before leaving for Columbia Records and fulfilled it with this mostly-instrumental version of his own "Ram" album and released under the fictitious Percy "Thrills" Thrillington name. It didn't do well at all, and at the time McCartney disavowed any knowledge of it, but later came clean and reissued it on CD. It's all very silly and I would rather just listen to "Ram" as this comes entirely too close to being elevator musak. Perhaps this is what John was referring to in "How Do You Sleep?"

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