Paul McCartney gets a lot of shit thrown at him, but I've always loved him, John was a self-obsessed wanker, who, because he talked about peace and love at every opportunity, and died young, he get's cut a lot of slack, whilst Paul get's tarred with the schmaltz brush or as this hammy villain. So last month they re-released 'McCartney II' a series of home-recordings he made with a synthsizer in 1980, and reveals the scope and talent of the guy in a new light, from the weird techno-funk curio 'Temporary Secretary' to the ballads 'Waterfalls' and 'Summer's Day Song', which could be standard, but instead warp around strange electronic arrangements, especially the crackling violins on the latter. Then there's the instrumental 'Front Parlour' and 'Frozen Jap', the former washes warm waves of keyboards to the latters cold shimmers. The album is bookended by 'Check My Machine' a strange, reggae boogie, which Paul made to test out his new toy, and 'Coming Up' and gorgeous and taught, a total revelation to anyone who thinks Paul only does unadventurous balladry.
You should watch the video, here's alink because it won't let me embed it.