So when Beatle Paul announced his first tour in 13 years back in 1989 I was stoked! Macca announces a Toronto Ontario date for Dec 6 of that year and I’m as good as there see review here.
I’m kinda getting ahead here but before i made the trek to T.O I picked up his live album from his Tour of 1976 the double live cd of Wings Over America and to this day I’m still blown away by it!
You want Beatles hits! Check! You want Wings hits! Check! You want just a amazing listen from start to finish! Check! Check! And more Check!
Speaking of the start of Wings Over America is the great opener ….
Venus & Mars/Rock Show/Jet …
Three great tracks all rolled into one McCartney Fatty of Rock. I just dig how Paul just starts the tune off real chill with a bit of Arena Rock Synth,some guitar and his real super duper cool rock voice! Venus and Mars is welcoming us to the show
Red Lights Green lights Strawberry Wine A good friend of mine follows the stars Venus and Mars are Allright tonight…
Than Boom Paul and his backing band consisting of wifey Linda (RIP),Guitarist Denny Laine,Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch(RIP) and drum dude Joe English slam the tune into overdrive and we’re headed into the actual RockShow!
I have always loved Macca’s bass playing especially on the Wings stuff and RockShow is no difference. Paulie riffs up and down the bass and drives the song along with Joe the Drummer! They propel this song and Jimmy(with some real cool slide guitar) and Denny(double neck geetar)add there little touches of finesse to it! Throw in some Oi’s for good measure! Ummm I call this a bonafide Classic at Arena Rock!
Mac doesn’t ease off the gas and Wings and the backing dudes actually playing brass crank right into Jet and we blast off and if your a fan of anything Paul Ya know this track! Jet is one of his best and man it’s pretty impressive when this track is in the opening 3 song medley! You know the dudes catalog is deep with tunes!
So sit back,make some popcorn and check out the 9 minute vid on RockShow done old school in the 1976 kinda way!