Thursday, August 14, 2014

Don't say goodnight tonight (Wings) #271 - 274

Wings Goodnight Tonight/ Daytime Nightime Suffering (Parlophone, NZP 3572, 1979)

Wings Goodnight Tonight/ Daytime Nightime Suffering (Columbia 12", 23-10940, 1979)

Wings Getting Closer/ Spin It On (EMI, NZP 3574, 1979)

Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime/ Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae (Parlophone, R 6029, 1979)

These singles display the (sometimes painful) death throes of Wings and the impending reboot of the (sometimes very painful) Macca solo career.

Goodnight Tonight has quite a good disco style loop. It doesn't come across as any kind of bandwagon hopping exercise now but it did feel a little bit that way in 1979 (like The Rolling Stones' Emotional Rescue). I prefer the overkill of the 12 inch single version.

Getting Closer is from the last Wings album Back To The Egg - parts of which I love. It contains some dire stuff as well.

Wonderful Christmastime is a superb Christmas song - catchy as hell!

Hidden gems: Spin It On is a superb new wave/punkish song, like Soily from my previous posting. It's the type of thing Paul does from time to time (Driving Rain) but not often enough for my liking.

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