Written By Braddon S. Williams
Paul McCartney: Band On The Run
Band On The Run (1973) is the album where Paul McCartney reclaimed his mojo. Credited to Paul McCartney And Wings, Band On The Run was actually just Paul, wife Linda, and guitarist Denny Laine, with Paul playing the lion’s share of the instruments, including drums, bass, keyboards, lead guitar, and of course, lead vocals.
The song Band On The Run was a gigantic hit, and both Jet and Helen Wheels found success on the charts as well.
Other great tunes included Mamunia, Bluebird, Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me), and Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five. McCartney has probably thrown away more memorable melodies than most musicians create in their entire careers, but when he really focuses that gift, he shines like few other songwriters. Band On The Run shines.