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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
Oh, he is better than equal imho. Never have any of Paul's songs left me breathless or moved me to tears. And, Paul is 75 yrs old. Is it possible he's forgotten about having said that? ��
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
For me, Paul and Neil are the two greatest pop music songwriters of all-time. A virtual tie in my book.
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Paul H ·
McCartney can't even remember many of the songs he's written so I doubt he'd remember whether or not he ever made a specific comment about someone. I mean, could you or I?
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
My answer to your question would have to be a big, fat no! LOL!
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
I am not so sure that I would recommend to Neil that he work with Paul should the offer come his way. I recently read the book "Man on the Run". Excellent read btw. It is basically Paul through the 70's and he does not come across well in the book. Not that the book was meant to purposely make Paul look bad as it appears to be based on accounts of not only Paul but people who knew or worked closely with him. He does come across as a bit domineering and difficult to work with. After reading...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

saturdaysun ·
I heard, also, that he is difficult to work with and doesn't accept criticism well, but I believe that if the opportunity were to arise, Neil would be fully equipped to make the decision whether or not to work with him...and, who know? Perhaps, it already has and they both agreed that it wouldn't be a good idea.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Welsh Dan ·
In my opinion, since the break up of the Beatles, NF's beatle-esque songs have been better than PMs beatle-esque songs. If that makes sense.. Like FSIOD, NTGYTYA etc..
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
To me, Paul doesn't have the quality control Neil has. Paul continues to write incredible songs (see his fabulous recent album "New"), but can also write some clunkers. Neil seems to have a higher percentage of elite level songs. I suspect Neil has a stricter "internal critic" or has others (Tim, Sharon, Liam etc) who help him know when a song "has it" and when it still needs work.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

amjfrenz ·
To be honest, I suspect that Neil may share some of the traits that I described in Paul. I sure Nick can tell some stories about Neil that may not be complimentary, particularly with the first maybe 2 or 3 albums. He did have a blow-out with Mitchell Froom and that may have been because he wasn't getting his way. So, putting two people like that together may not be a good idea. With "Out of Silence", I not sure that anyone was really there to tell Neil that "this is crap", not that I think...
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KEROUAC ·
I've always wondered how a Macca/Neil collaboration would go but some of the previous assessments are correct about Paul not taking criticism well. There's a great podcast featuring Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn I listened to where he tells a first hand story. Paul's then manager told him Macca had gone ballistic over Elvis Costello giving him an honest appraisal of his songs. The podcast is long but well worth a listen if you're interested in Macca. I can't remember which point in the...
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

c.houser ·
“Albert Einstein was once asked, ‘How does it feel to be the smartest man alive?’, he responded, ‘I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla.'” or so goes the urban legend. Perhaps the Neil / beatle guy version, was a clever update. Neil has his own legendary status, and it needn't be marred by association. IMHO, of course.
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KEROUAC ·
I've also heard that quote in relation to Eric Clapton. "How does it feel to be the greatest living guitarist?" "I don't know you'd have to ask Prince" (when he was alive obviously).
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c.houser ·
Thanks for that. I've always enjoyed the Beatles podcasts, but was unaware of this one. Alphabeatical is pretty good.
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Above the Kitchen ·
Thanks, Kerouac. that was a great listen. There's a bit of CH in this particular episode with Mark Lewisohn as well.
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Sugar Mouse ·
Thanks for all the interesting posts. By any chance, is there a Crowded House/Neil Finn podcast out there?
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KEROUAC ·
Not wishing to go off topic here but if you like Beatle podcasts you simply must listen to Something About the Beatles It's fantastic and I think THE best. Also Fab4Free4All is good too.
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

Sugar Mouse ·
And for those who were/are fans of Big Country, check out "The Great Divide Podcast" which is probably the best music podcast I've ever heard. I wish someone who produce a similar podcast about all things Finn.
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KEROUAC ·
One other thing about a Neil/Macca collaboration. The best time for it to happen would have been right after Crowded House disbanded. Around that time Macca did his very experimental and brilliant Fireman project. Imagine if he'd have got together with Neil with that level of creativity coursing through both of their veins?
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slowpogo ·
One person was courageous enough to be straight with Paul McCartney...Nigel Godrich (Radiohead's producer) who produced his album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard." Apparently Nigel listened to Paul's demos, and said of a bunch of the songs, "These are just okay, you can do better." He gave some concrete suggestions and basically said, "Come back when you have a collection of songs that are actually really good." Paul flipped of course, but eventually came to see Godrich was correct. And...
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Out of Temptation ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tjAo3v4Fis 1:55 into interview
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Re: Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

slowpogo ·
Great to put that one to rest. And nice that even if the quote is false, Paul is still a fan.
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usaoz ·
Thanks for confirming the root of Neil,s twitter conversation... I liked to think it was said....but if not true I believe he is the best or equal
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Paul McCartney talks Neil Finn

The Ligature ·
Paul McCartney held a Facebook live chat today hosted by Tim Minchin during which he confirmed a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand. Neil Finn received a mention: "McCartney also confirmed in the over-30 minute chat that the long-running rumour he once referred to Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn, as the world's greatest songwriter is false." "After being teased by Minchin that he doesn't even like Finn's music, McCartney joked back, "I didn't say that. I don't, but I didn't say...
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