Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 16 : Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey

Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney (1971)

Paul McCartney made a valid case for medleys in rock and roll with Side 2 of Abbey Road. With this ditty off of his second solo album, he encapsulated that idea into a single song in just under five minutes. Memories of my father screaming, "But We Haven't Done A Bloody Thing All Day!" while listening to this on a portable cd player at our summer lake trailer always brings a smile to my face. Along with Let Him In and C Moon, I believe this is McCartney at his most mischievous, satirical and fun. His solo and Wings work have been overlooked for far too long. It's time for a re-evaluation. Thankfully, they are starting to be reissued this year. The ball's in your court, Rolling Stone!

And here's an easy-listening version from Paul's craziest project Thrillington!

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