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    I enjoyed McCartney's show, but it probably says something about him, and perhaps us, that a former Beatle is now the "safe", family oriented act. 40 years ago the Beatles were cutting edge.
    This is absolutely no criticism of McCartney or anyone BTW-I generally don't care for most of today's "cutting edge" entertainment.
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    Re: McCartney Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I saw him in Sun Devil Stadium back in 1991, I believe.

    Linda had way too big a part in that show.
    When she died a few years ago, I read that a cruel concert engineer somewhere had mixed down a recording of a Wings concert and put Linda's vocals front and center. The result wasn't pretty.

    The same article said that she was mainly in the band so she could keep Paul from straying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    I saw him in Sun Devil Stadium back in 1991, I believe.

    Linda had way too big a part in that show.
    I saw him on that same tour. I agree with you on Linda, but it was still a good tour, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Here's an idea, make a good record.
    Hve you ever heard his last couple of albums.... Flaming Pie and Driving Rain? Both very solid efforts IMO compared to some of his previous stuff.

    Maybe you're doing what so many, including myself, did for years.... compared his solo work with what he did as a Beatle. And that is hard for anyone to match up to - including an ex-Beatle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    My 11 yr. old asked "are those the Beatles he's playing with?".
    My 13 yr old daughter Rachel loved the very first song he sang .... Drive My Car.

    She borrowed my English version of Rubber Soul a couple years ago and was immediately hooked.

    She did ask how old he was. When I said he was 62, she responded that that is too old to be playing a guitar. I would have smacked her, but I'm still paying for the dental work.
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    Re: McCartney Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    I enjoyed McCartney's show, but it probably says something about him, and perhaps us, that a former Beatle is now the "safe", family oriented act. 40 years ago the Beatles were cutting edge.
    This is absolutely no criticism of McCartney or anyone BTW-I generally don't care for most of today's "cutting edge" entertainment.
    He should've sung "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" :allovrjr:
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    The same article said that she was mainly in the band so she could keep Paul from straying.
    I respectfull disagree with that article. She was in the band, and the kids came along also while on tour, because Paul wanted them there. Paul, and his younger brother, had a strong family upbringing. And after Beatlemania (one can only imagine what that brought on those 4 guys), the stability of family was of utmost importance to both Paul and Linda. It brought him sanity out of what was once insane.

    John found that out too when he basically retired from public life when they had Sean. He and Yoko use to attach themselves to all types of social causes and philosophies in the late 60's-early 70's, and what brought them the most peace and contentment was family. That's why I was so saddened when he was murdered. It wasn't just the loss of a great musical genius IMO, but that the poor guy had basically been searching for so long (beginning with the Beatles), and when he found it, he never had the time to really enjoy and savor it. He came from a broken home where his father abandoned them. Then he watched as his mother was run over by a drunk driver, and he was raised by his Aunt. So he never knew the joys of family. It sent him on a search that ended with him finding family.
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    Re: McCartney Super Bowl Halftime Show

    When she died a few years ago, I read that a cruel concert engineer somewhere had mixed down a recording of a Wings concert and put Linda's vocals front and center. The result wasn't pretty.
    I've heard that recording. She shouldn't have been singing. Ever.
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    I was hoping he'd play "Helter Skelter". Apparantly he played it during his summer tour in Europe. Can't wait 'till he tours the states this Fall!
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    Re: McCartney Super Bowl Halftime Show

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/3382388

    Last year, Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" resulted in more than 500,000 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission.

    This year, Paul McCartney's halftime performance resulted in just two ... by viewers who found the show to be far less titillating than last year's.

    According to a report on Eonline.com, FCC spokeswoman Rosemary Kimball said both complaints were by viewers who were "bored" by McCartney's 12-minute set, during he which he sang Beatles and Wings classics.

    Critics seemed to agree. Daily Variety called the show "damage control for last year's Janet Jackson incident," although the Variety did say, "Sir Paul delivered."

    Other halftime watchers noted that while the Jackson fiasco sent the NFL scrambling, the league apparently had no issues with McCartney singing "Get Back," complete with its references to "California grass" and cross-dressing.

    According to the report, even when complaints about the commercials were factored into the equation, the FCC still had just 33 to sort through Monday. GoDaddy.com's ad, which featured a buxom model testifying before a Salem panel in a clear send-up of the Jackson incident, prompted eight, more than any other commercial. Five viewers were moved to register their displeasure with Cialis and the "four-hour erection" warning.

    And three were still so riled up about last year's halftime show, they felt compelled to complain about Jackson again, just for good measure.
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    Re: McCartney Super Bowl Halftime Show

    I know this is an old post but here we go. I have seen Paul 3 times twice on the 89-90 tour once in Indy and once in Cleveland, and I saw him in 94 in Cincinnati. Paul is fantastic live. His last few albums have been pretty good but I wish he would stop/retire. There is something sad about a 62 year old man playing songs he wrote in his 20's. Paul has become an oldies act. There comes a time to stop and that time was about 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    I know this is an old post but here we go. I have seen Paul 3 times twice on the 89-90 tour once in Indy and once in Cleveland, and I saw him in 94 in Cincinnati. Paul is fantastic live. His last few albums have been pretty good but I wish he would stop/retire. There is something sad about a 62 year old man playing songs he wrote in his 20's. Paul has become an oldies act. There comes a time to stop and that time was about 10 years ago.
    How can you tell someone to retire when they continue to sell-out concert halls, and give such live, vibrant performances? When you can see both the young and old connecting with the musician and his music? And he plays alot of his current stuff in his concerts. But in a Super Bowl halftime show, when he can play only 4 songs, then what should one expect?

    Oldies show? It's not like he is Elvis or Wayne Newton and relocated his act to Las Vegas. No one can explain the mystique that the Beatles has held over our culture for over 40 years, but it has. Lennon once was asked that question and he responded that if they knew the answer they'd become managers.

    That mystique may very well fade away as that generation who grew up with them and experienced them starts to fade away. New generations bring new challenges and experiences. But when something as unique and "life changing" as the Beatles (or whatever) comes around, people want to hold onto it as long as they can. They don't want to let go because it takes them back to a certain period of time in their lives they cherish and try to relive. Yeah, that may be sad in a way; but it's just human nature. But that is what McCartney's concerts do in alot of ways. To the young who weren't around - it gives them a glimpse of what they missed.

    The problem some people have is that they are trying to hold him (and his music) up to his time as a Beatle. And even an ex-Beatle cannot live up to that image. I learned along time to differentiate the two.

    I've loved his last 3-4 albums. No, they aren't the huge commercial success of his earlier days; but does that really measure the goodness of an album and it's musicial craftmanship? There have been alot of great bands/singers who never had huge commercial success. And when I look at some of the so-called "super stars" of music today, McCartney still has more talent in his little pinky then alot of them.

    Hes a talent that I hope fades away gracefully. And the day he disappears from the music/performing scene will be a sad day for all of us.
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    I wouldn't call Mccartney an 'oldies' act. Considering the fact that on his last tour he played 34 songs (i think that's right) without a single break at his concerts. And all of these songs spanned from his early Beatlemania songs to songs off of his recent albums. I mean what other artist (who's over 62 years old) plays 30+ songs without a break at a single concert. His last US tour was the best concert I have ever seen and I can't wait till he tours again!
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    Dont get me wrong I love Paul. I am 32 and have loved the Beatles since I was 10, and I think that Paul is fantastic in concert. I am not saying that I think he is no good now infact I really like his last few albums especially Flaming Pie. I just think it would be beneficial for his legacy to quit thats all.

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    Anyone who was concerned about his legacy would have never let his wife on perform on stage!

    I just read in the recent SI that Mac made some demands during his press/PR interview on the day of the Super Bowl.... no pigskin appearances! When his picture was taken holding a pigskin.... it was made of styrofoam.

    I hope he was able to survive watching the game while watching that actual pigskin being tormented out on the field.
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