Friday, August 15, 2014

PAUL MCCARTNEY - OH WOMAN, OH WHY (promo 45 mono mix)

I was inspired to share this one in honor of Sir Paul's triumphant, incredible and inspiring concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park last night.

Relegated to the flip side of Paul's first solo hit single ('Another Day') is one of the most flat out, edgy, and (most surprisingly) violent cuts Paul ever recorded. This track was recorded in New York City (not England as stated on the labels) during the sessions for the (genius)  1971 LP Ram.

The commercially released single (in stereo) is pretty balls out to begin with, as Paul's vocals, punky guitar and the outfront drumming (courtesy of Denny Seiwell) rock this song into the stratosphere. HOWEVER, the promo single (which was serviced to AM radio in very limited numbers) has a mono mix that ups the intensity even further. The snare drum is brought up even louder, the vocals are pushed higher in the mix, and the shocking gun shots are even more present in the mix.

My copy is the only one I've ever seen, and I searched for years for it. If you find one, expect to pay approximately what an average ticket costs for a McCartney concert (unless you get REALLY lucky).

2 comments:

  1. That song just blew my mind - THANK YOU!

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  2. Wow what a blistering track, ta for sharing.

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