Saturday, January 31, 2009

BQRH #8: "Mull Of Kintyre" (Wings)

Happy birthday, Old Dog!

Today is my dad's birthday. Therefore, today's broadcast of BQRH is devoted to one of his favorite songs: "Mull Of Kintyre", by Wings.

Written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine, it was released as a single in 1977, witnessing its first LP issue on the hits collection "Wings Greatest" one year later. Later editions of Paul's 1978 LP "London Town" tagged the song onto the end as a bonus track.

Note that while this song was a *huge* international hit for Wings, especially in the UK (where it became the biggest selling single ever up to those days, defeating the record established by The Beatles with "She Loves You" almost 15 years before), in the US it basically bombed. However, my guess is that the record company made a mistake, and pushed promotion for the other side of the single ("Girls' School", a fairly generic Rock & Roll track with punk-ish winks) instead.

Well, this is a performance at the BBC, with Paul wearing an awesome military band attire. I want one of those uniforms! He, he, he.

Ready to be served with a nice piece of birthday cake.

All you need is love, BQ.

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