Holy #%^* It’s Beatle Paul…


Thursday, December 7 1989/Paul McCartney/Skydome

Now I love me the hard rock lets not kid ourselves here but also in the 80s I got on a good-sized Beatles kick with TBone. We wore out his cassette copy of The Beatle’s  Rock N Roll Vol 1. We must have played Revolution a million times, anyways later on around early 89 I got the CD Wings Over America, and I just fell in love with that record. A triple live album which was unheard of at the time(1976) and it rocked!

Shortly after it was announced that Paul was gonna be playing Toronto (Dec/89) and as it was his first tour since 1976. I quickly did the math and figured if it took him this long to do a tour(first tour in 13 yrs) who knows how much longer till his next one( he tours all the time now)so I scooped a ticket flew to Toronto hooked up with some buddies and off to the show.

There was no opening act, but it was packed out like 58,000 or maybe more. So anticipation was building for Paul, cool and casually he strolled out under white light, waved grabbed his bass, and kicked off with Figure Of Eight it was a quiet freak out!

Then he played Jet, freakin got a little louder, than he played Rough Ride( another new song) THAN….he launched into Got To Get You Back Into My Life his first Beatle tune and people totally lost their shit in the Dome and from there it was hit after hit. The crowd ate it up.  I loved it man here is an icon belting out Live And  Let Die, Let It Be you name it he played it(no one ever talks about his bass playing=fantastic) and for the encore, he played the whole second side of Abbey Road. Man the Dome was bummed when his show finished he coulda played all night…

It was cool that someone posted the actual version of Got to Get You Back In My Life from the Skydome as for the title of this blog it was an older geezer in his 50s who belted out HOLY #%^* It’s  Beatle Paul! when McCartney launched into this song(the geezer was standing next to me I howled man)

Thanks pal wherever you may be……hopefully spinning some Beatles vinyl somewhere!




14 thoughts on “Holy #%^* It’s Beatle Paul…”

    1. Oh yeah buddy Wings Over America is a fantastic live release. Me and TBone also seen McCartney in 93 in the Peg and we blasted this one all the way almost 9 hrs straight of live Wings!
      I will review that show at a later date…

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  1. For the longest time I woulda said yeah so what big deal. I never liked Paul. Of course, I was burnt out on the Beatles for the longest time, too. But lately I’ve come back around to them, in strategically-timed small doses. Solo McCartney, or Wings? Gimme another ten years and I;ll probably catch up with the rest of you.

    Still, I’m glad you had a fantastic time at that show.

    Also SKYDOME. I still call it that. Which goes to show you how old I am.


  2. Sounds like a great experience, I’ve always wanted to see Paul live, being a big fan of both his Beatles stuff and his solo career. Was this the only time you saw him live or did you catch some of his more recent shows?


  3. Cheers man and thanks for checking in. I also saw Macartney in 93 as well. I will eventually review that one as well( excellent show ) but the first time seeing Beatle Paul was like ‘holy hell!”


  4. That is awesome man…in Nashville NO giant bands like Paul, The Stones, The Who etc…came here because Vanderbilt would not let bands play in their football stadium and that was the only place big enough to hold a huge crowd of over 20,000..we only had a 10,000 seat arenta…
    Then in the early 90s Vanderbilt relented and Nashville got the NHL and the NFL and then we got the giant arena and bigger football stadiums…In the 90s we got the Stones and Pink Floyd here and the doors opened.

    Great review man!!!…the guy hardly ages…he sounded the same when he was here 21 years later.

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