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Saturday, December 22, 2007

"...that lick embedded in our DNA starts to come out of the speakers" :: McCartney rocks Amoeba

In late June I received a cryptic email message from my friend Tony, who knew I was heading out to California at some point in the heat of the summer, but said he was "going to LA for a once in a lifetime event," thought he might have an extra pass, and wanted to make sure I was going to be 1500 miles away and not 5. Intriguing.

The plane ticket I was holding was indeed for the end of July, not June, and on barely four days notice I couldn't find a way to get out to the California coast that didn't involve knocking over a liquor store. If I had, this is what I could lived through, and this is what I could have heard:

PAUL MCCARTNEY AT AMOEBA RECORDS
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 27, 2007
Drive My Car
Only Mama Knows
Dance Tonight
C Moon
That Was Me
Blackbird
Here Today
Back In The USSR
Nod Your Head
House of Wax
Get Back
Hey Jude
Lady Madonna
I Saw Her Standing There

ZIP: MCCARTNEY AT AMOEBA


During the event on a Wednesday evening, Tony texted me with something that read like "so ringo starr is standing right next to me. this is insane." Even that tenuous connection with the proceedings three states away made me feel happy and I couldn't wait for the boot to eventually surface. Also definitely read this piece to feel the excitement, an evening "too good to be true."

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At December 23, 2007 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS

PAUL MCCARTNEY AT AMOEBA RECORDS
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 27, 2007
1 Drive My Car
2 Only Mama Knows
3 Dance Tonight
4 C Moon
5 That Was Me
6 Blackbird
7 Here Today
8 Back In The USSR
9 Nod Your Head
10 House of Wax
11 Get Back
12 Hey Jude
13 Lady Madonna
14 I Saw Her Standing There

What a great set list

Chaz

 
At December 23, 2007 3:43 PM, Blogger aikin said...

wow, Heather! Awesome post. Paul sounds fan-friggin'-tastic!

 
At December 23, 2007 5:10 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said...

Back in July I read Tony's post and got chills. Hearing the soundtrack while re-reading was even goose-pimplier! A true classic. It's as close to being in Paul's living room as I'll ever get. Thanks so much!

 
At December 24, 2007 7:59 AM, Anonymous johnbuck100 said...

thankyouthankyouthankyou! what an awesome musical genius, great sound, great batch of songs and incredible band at the top of their form! merry christmas heather!

 
At December 24, 2007 12:40 PM, Blogger charles said...

Sir Paul has released this on vinyl as well. I got it at Twist and Shout the other day! Fabulous!

 
At December 26, 2007 4:59 PM, Anonymous Michael E. Rubin said...

Heather,

Thanks for putting out a wonderful collection. I agree with ruralgurl -- this is as close to being in his living room as we'll probably ever get.

I did have one question. During "Here Today", it sounds like he's getting choked up. I know it's a powerful song because of who and why it was written, and some of his prior performances of it are so emotional you could swear John's ghost was in the room. But I'm curious if he was actually cyring during this particular performance. It sure sounds like it.

Anyone have similar thoughts?

Cheers,
Michael

 
At December 26, 2007 7:45 PM, Anonymous FrankieLee said...

Great stuff. But is the full set floating around anywhere? I'd rather hear those omitted songs than the stuff from the new album.

 
At December 27, 2007 2:30 AM, Blogger V said...

Thank you for this! I just watched the recording of his show from the Olympia on Christmas Eve on A&E. I think it re-airs on Saturday.

 
At January 02, 2008 7:44 AM, Blogger JETHRO said...

thanks for this!!! a great intimate little show. i listened with the family while i painted a wall this week.

 

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