Kenneth Burns wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:In what world is "Your Mother Should Know" not fluff? Easily one of my least favorite Beatles songs (and pretty obviously a tossed-off piece of fluff.)
Among Paul's many, many granny songs, it's better than "You Gave Me the Answer," worse than "When I'm Sixty-Four."
david cohen wrote:well, Prof., perhaps because there isn't anyone left alive to perform either of those tunes? I like the psychedelia aspect of Mr Kite. Always have.
I love "Mr. Kite", I'm just not sure how I feel about Paul singing it. I'm curious -- did he acknowledge John and George when he did that and "Something"? ("Eight Days A Week" also kinda baffles me.)
Happy to see "1985" and "Vanderbilt" on that list instead of the hits from that record. Cool to see "Lady Madonna" too (that one never gets the props it should, IMO. Amazing fucking single.) It sounds like he gave the fans what they wanted and a splendid time was had by all, which is awesome. Just 'cuz it ain't my bag doesn't mean I'm not glad he's doing it right for those who crave seeing him live.
Oh, and because I can't resist (adopts Nelson voice): "I didn't think he was gonna do 'Yesterday' but then BAM! Second encore!"