Tune Talk: The Mac is Back

Jason Singer
Mar 23, 2010

 

No, John McCain hasn't announced his bid for a 2012 presidential election.

The title of this blog post isn't referring to McDonald's signature sandwich either.

It's referring to Sir Paul McCartney -- the former Beatles superstar and the focus of this week's "Tune Talk."

For the first time in 10 years, McCartney returns as The Fireman, the band created by him and British producer Youth.

Last Tuesday, The Fireman released their third album, "Electric Arguments," and the first since 1998's "Rushes."

And boy, the long hiatus has done McCartney well.

"Electric Arguments," by almost all accounts, is the best post-Beatles album ever released by a Beatles member.

"There are more twists and turns, more textures, than on any other McCartney album in the last 20 years," declared All Music Guide.

"Closing in on his sixth decade as a recording artist, it is heartening to see one of our national treasures still pushing the boundaries. Long may he continue," OMH said.

McCartney has always wanted to be known as the experimental Beatle (think "Helter Skelter") and the most pop-sensible (think "Hey Jude").

On "Electric Arguments," he gets his cake and eats it too. Check out baroque pop, U2-esque "Sing the Changes," followed by the fiery, bluesy jam "Nothing Too Much Just out of Sight."

McCartney has finally risen from Golden Slumbers, and we are all better for it.

 

Comments

Anonymous

"has finally rose"?

Yikes.

Anonymous

um...what kind of article is this, exactly? You're quoting other people's reviews? Bizarre. It really comes off as if you haven't heard this album or much of Paul's post-Beatles work, for that matter.

Either way, I did get the album and it's wonderfully weird. Track 1 is an insane howler, up there with Paul's best.

wstray09

I think the Browns will be looking for the top QB available at #3, and select a running back like Antonio Pittman or Kenny Irons in the second round, to compliment Lewis. If Troy Smith is still available in the fourth round, look for them to grab him as well. In the middle rounds, they will address the lines and maybe a cornerback. OKL running back Adrian Peterson may need shoulder surgery, so they will probably pass on him.

Anonymous

They had better bypass Quinn and take Peterson!! If all rumors are true that Romeo needs to win now or he is out then why draft Quinn or Russell? You draft a qb to study and learn first. For the future so to speak. That is why they NEED to draft Peterson now. Romeo needs to win Now and a runningback is the safer pick if you need to win now11

Anonymous

If you draft Quinn, he wouldn't even play this year. I want instant impact with the # 3 pick. It has to be Peterson. Then draft Justin Blalock in the 2nd round. If you continue to put a bunch of turnstiles on the field, impersonating offensive linemen, then it doesn't matter whose in the backfield. And even if I did want the Browns to get a QB, it wouldn't be Quinn

wstray09

I think the Browns will be looking for the top QB available at #3, and select a running back like Antonio Pittman or Kenny Irons in the second round, to compliment Lewis. If Troy Smith is still available in the fourth round, look for them to grab him as well. In the middle rounds, they will address the lines and maybe a cornerback. OKL running back Adrian Peterson may need shoulder surgery, so they will probably pass on him.

Anonymous

They had better bypass Quinn and take Peterson!! If all rumors are true that Romeo needs to win now or he is out then why draft Quinn or Russell? You draft a qb to study and learn first. For the future so to speak. That is why they NEED to draft Peterson now. Romeo needs to win Now and a runningback is the safer pick if you need to win now11

Anonymous

If you draft Quinn, he wouldn't even play this year. I want instant impact with the # 3 pick. It has to be Peterson. Then draft Justin Blalock in the 2nd round. If you continue to put a bunch of turnstiles on the field, impersonating offensive linemen, then it doesn't matter whose in the backfield. And even if I did want the Browns to get a QB, it wouldn't be Quinn