10 Underappreciated Paul McCartney Songs
Ten songs from Paul McCartney's solo career that just don't get the love they deserve.
"That Was Me" from Memory Almost Full (Paul McCartney, 2007)
While Ringo Starr can't keep from making inane Beatles and Liverpool references on his last few solo albums, McCartney rarely looks back, lyrically, at least.
But in "That Was Me," a song from his critically acclaimed 2007 album, Memory Almost Full, the former Beatle recalls his early, sweaty days on the way up, basically saying, "You know that young mop-topped Beatle guy in those ol' B/W videos? That was me, this older guy you're looking at now. All that stuff actually happened, and sometimes I have a hard believing it myself."
But besides the fun blast from the past, the song has an ultra-cool bass line, a serious groove and a catchy, scat-style chorus reminiscent of "Heart of the Country."
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Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at Guitar World. His New York-based band, The Blue Meanies, plays "Eat At Home," "The Mess" and other forgotten stuff.
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