Friday, August 15, 2014

40 Year Itch : One Hand Clapping

On August 15, 1974 Paul McCartney and Wings gathered at Abbey Road Studio 2  to shoot "One Hand Clapping", a follow-up to the "James Paul McCartney" TV special. With Geoff Emerick at the board, the band is simply taped rehearsing new and old tunes and doing interviews. The reason the show never aired is McCartney had canned drummer ( and karate aficionado) Geoff Britton , who'd gotten into arguments with Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch. I guess there was no editing around him.

    Among the highlights are rocking versions of the B side "Soily", the single " Hi Hi Hi"  and hearing McCartney playing "1984" on solo piano and singing in the studio with a cigarette.You may have some Let It Be flashbacks

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