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Wings: Band On The Run

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1973

"IT'S NOT A concept," says Paul McCartney, but there is a thread to Wings' newie Band On The Run. The feeling expressed throughout is one ...

Wings Over America

Report by Michael Gross, Blast, August 1976

SEVENTH AVENUE looked like a refugee camp for the great unwashed. No matter where you turned, all you could see was people. ...

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Wings: Wild Life

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, January 1972

LIKE PAUL MCCARTNEY'S first two post-Beatles albums, Wild Life is largely high on sentiment but rather flaccid musically and impotent lyrically, trivial and unaffecting. ...

Pipeline

Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, June 1973

EDITOR'S NOTE: After many months of intensive negotiations with his career advisors and financial counselors, Phonograph Record Magazine is pleased to announce the acquisition of ...

Wings: Red Rose Speedway

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, July 1973

PAUL McCARTNEY, it seems, has never been his own man. First he was John's, now he's Linda's, and the difference shows. With John he sparked ...

Pipeline

Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, December 1973

WELL, 1973 IS gone and a new year is upon us. The only reason I mention that is because some of you are so dunced-out ...

Paul McCartney

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1973

WHEN THE Prime Minister, Royalty or a Rear Admiral makes a tour of inspection of a naval establishment, there is a flurry of activity among ...

Wings: Band On The Run (Apple)

Review by Loraine Alterman, New York Times, December 1973

Paul's Grooves Will Grab You ...

Paul McCartney: Band On The Run/Ringo Starr: Ringo

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, January 1974

RINGO STARR is a wonderful person. His new album proves it. ...

Paul McCartney: Abbey Road Revisited

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1975

WINGS flew over Soho this week. But these were of musical origin and did not belong to the rather grubby pigeons that haunt London's home ...

Wings: Venus & Mars

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, June 1975

FOR ALL THAT we thought we knew the Beatles, I don't think there's one of us that hasn't been surprised at the course their individual ...

Wings Take Off With New Member

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, July 1975

WINGS IS A VERY apt name for a group with so much jet mileage behind them. Concert appearances will take a band of this stature ...

Paul McCartney: …No Not Really In A Way Actually As It Happens…

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, July 1975

VENUS AND MARS ARE LATE. The sandwiches don't care, though. Even though they're the same day's vintage – fresh, soft white bread-triangles housing excerpts from ...

Wings: Have Guts Will Travel

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, December 1975

MADELINE HAS come a long way to be here in Manchester at the Midland Hotel. She has come all the way from New Jersey to ...

Paul McCartney: Pressure Cooking

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1976

Paul McCartney reveals a new national achievement – the first British cooking on record! – and discusses the proposed Beatles reunion with CHRIS WELCH ...

Wings: Wings At The Speed Of Sound (Capitol)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1976

PAUL McCARTNEY HAS a brilliant knack of taking an ordinary, daily statement and imbuing it with intrigue. ...

Wings: Wings At The Speed Of Sound (Parlophone)***

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, March 1976

THERE'S NO other way to say it. Wings At The Speed Of Sound is a major disappointment. ...

Linda McCartney: Silly Love Songs

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1976

ON A GREY and overcast winter afternoon, two men stand in the foyer of EMI Abbey Road Studios discussing plans for renovation. They are surrounded ...

Wings: The Band On The Road

Report by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, May 1976

THE WINGS LIVE show has been evolving over the past three years, and McCartney deliberately kept a low profile during its earliest stages, a university ...

Wings: The Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, NME, July 1976

CURIOUS BUSINESS, this intercontinental jet travel. High altitude transportation appears to have a spectacularly adverse effect on Britrockers' vocal chords. Old Jagger, now: there are ...

Wings: 'She's A Good Cook, Eamon'

Report by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

THANK YOU, AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO TELL ANYONE WHO HE WAS.THE LARGE, widely spaced, easy to read letters are to be the first words ...

Wings: Wings Over America (EMI)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, December 1976

An exhausting triple set which had the making of an exceptional double album ...

Denny Laine: Holly Days

Review by Mick Farren, NME, May 1977

THERE ARE some people who can do it, and there are others who can't. It's as simple as that. ...

Wings: Taking Off At Last

Report and Interview by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, June 1979

After a lengthy period on the ground, Paul McCartney's redesigned Wings are taking a few exploratory hops. MARK WILLIAMS' verdict: no metal fatigue. ...

Wings: Back To The Egg (Columbia)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1979

FOR ME, the most pertinent phrase on Back To The Egg comes in the second half of ‘The Broadcast’, a piece near the end of ...

Paul McCartney: The Yellow Perils Of Paulie

Report by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, January 1980

The Nips nabbed Big Macca last week as he allegedly lugged half-a-pound of marijuana through the Japanese customs. Is the naughty 'former Beatle' set for ...

Hello, Goodbye: Henry McCullough & Wings

Interview by Colin Harper, MOJO, September 1997

Author's Note: Both Trevor Hodgett and myself wrote a fair amount about local guitar legend Henry McCullough during the '90s. Indeed, Trevor still does. When ...

Paul McCartney And Wings: Band On The Run

Review by Chris Ingham, MOJO, April 1999

25th anniversary 2-CD edition of 1973 classic, featuring US-related album (including 'Helen Wheels') plus audio documentary CD. ...

Wings: Band On The Run

Review by Chris Ingham, MOJO, April 1999

IN THE immediate post-Beatles period, Paul McCartney was a critic's whipping boy. Compared to the lustrous pop of Abbey Road, the open-hearted panoply of All ...

On the Wings of a Beatle

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, 2001

"DADDY, tell us how it all began, how the walls of Pepperland crumbled, how the Blue Meanies with their lawyers and chartered accounts came and ...

Wings: Wingspan

Review by Mick Houghton, MOJO, June 2001

IT STRETCHES from his first solo recordings to 'No More Lonely Nights', off the ill-advised Give My Regards To Broad Street. An odd place to ...

The Time I Was Not Invisible In Front Of Paul McCartney

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Rosen, Player (Japan), October 2007

IN 1973, I SAW myself disappearing. I was a grammar ghost, a sentence-writing cipher with barely a byline to hang my rent on. ...

Wings Over Nashville!

Retrospective by Bill DeMain, Nashville Lifestyles, March 2008

For six weeks during the summer of 1974, Music City was home to a former Beatle. ...

see also Denny Laine

see also Paul McCartney

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