2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

A podcast dedicated to the solo career of Paul McCartney. Hosted by Tom Hunyady and Andy Nicholes.

Episode 187: ”Year In Review”: 1980 (w/Madinger & Easter)

November 26th, 2022

A special episode & a very significant year for Paul. 1980. This week on 2 Legs we invited Chip Madinger (Lennonology) and Mark Easter who co-authored "Eight Arms To Hold You" back on the show for another "Year In Review" episode. 1980 starts and obviously ends terribly for Paul.

But throughout the year he collected a Grammy, had a US #1 Single, and #1 UK album, and planned on forging ahead with Wings even after Japan in January. We added some vintage news clips and a music video in between our discussions this week. We hope you enjoy them.

Please visit Lennonology if you're interested in picking up a PDF revision of "Eight Arms" and Chips epic work on Lennon's solo career he worked on with Scott Raile. We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and we're 'Getting Closer' to the 7" Inch Box release!

Andy & Tom

Episode 186: ”Put It There” (Documentary) A Look Back

November 19th, 2022

Hey Gang, We're back with a brand new episode. This week we went back to the Documentary/Film/Concert review series that we've done in the past. (Red Square, Broad Street, Space Within Us) but this time we opted to view and discuss the 1989 Doc Put It There.

The film chronicles Paul's then newly assembled band of Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders), Paul "Wix" Wickens, and Chris Witten (Dire Straits) and of course Linda preparing for the upcoming World Tour that took place between September 1989 to July 1990. Paul mostly discusses about rehearsing the band with the new material from Flowers In The Dirt. Paul also occasionally dives into the tracks on the album. The documentary was directed by longtime McCartney film collaborator Geoff Wonfor and Paul was interviewed by Tracy McLeod.

One of the better documentaries in Paul's career we both felt. You? Be Well, Tom & Andy

Special Episode: ”The 7” Singles Box Set”

November 12th, 2022

The 4th Quarter is here and we have McCartney Product.   After a quiet year (1-2-3 box aside) Paul has hit us with a new box set containing 80 singles from his career from 1970 to 2022.  We went live on our YouTube channel with friends Joe Mayo and Beatley Tone to discuss.  This is the audio version.  Traditional episodes will resume next week.

Carry That Weight... we mean Crate!

Andy & Tom

 

Ranking The Tracks Volume 25! (Egypt Station, 2018)

November 5th, 2022

From our weekly YouTube live series "Ranking The Tracks", we rank the tracks on the 2018 classic Egypt Station. Originally streamed 26th May 2021.  

Episode 185:”Top 5 Moments”

October 29th, 2022

Hi all!

This week on 2Legs we welcome Tony from "Beatley Tone's Beatles Channel", a fellow YouTuber who joined the community a year ago or so. Tony has been an ardent supporter of 2Legs, and has created some excellent videos on his channel, specifically the deep dives into the McCartney Archive Series which launched in 2010.

For this show, Tony, Andy and Tom chose 5 moments from Paul's career that we felt he "got right." That could be an album, a relationship, a song, anything really related to his career.

We kicked around some good topics and we hope you agree with some of our choice. What are some others? Let us know! 

Episode 184: ”The Live Albums” (Part 2)

October 22nd, 2022

Hi 2Legs Faithful!

We tackled the live albums back in 2016 when David Gargalino was a co-host but not since Andy joined 2Legs. This week we discuss the main canon live albums, Wings Over America, Tripping The Live Fantastic, Paul Is Live, Back In The US/World, and Good Evening New York City. We discuss the other alternative live albums and almost live albums that were and should be. We put them into context for where Macca was at the time as well and what their legacy if any has as time marches on.

Be Well, Tom and Andy

Episode 183: ”The 1974 Rolling Stone Interview”

October 15th, 2022

Another dive into a McCartney interview from the past. This time we tackle the January 1974 Rolling Stone Interview. The first time Paul was their subject interviewee and on the cover as a solo artist. Fresh off the heels of the recently released "Band On The Run", Paul is interviewed by music critic Paul Gambaccini. Tom and Andy scope out the best bits and analyse them.

For your convenience the link to the full interview is below as featured on the excellent Paul McCartney Project website.

1974 Rolling Stone Interview

Episode 182:”Macca A to Z”

October 8th, 2022

First original show for October! Happy Fall 2Legs fans.

For this week Tom and Andy tackle a fun one. Choosing their favourite Macca songs from A to Z. There is no "X" (unless you hardcore Macca fans know an unreleased "X" track we may have missed).

We included one or two ourselves. As well as honourable mentions. What's your Macca A to Z? Tell us in the comments.

Tom & Andy

Ranking The Tracks Volume 24! (New, 2013)

October 1st, 2022

We rank the tracks on NEW.  From our YouTube Series Ranking The Tracks originally streamed 19th May 2021.  

Episode 181: Jeff Cummins (Part 2)

September 24th, 2022

This is going to be a fun one folks!

This is mainly directed for our YouTube audience so if you're an audio only listener we encourage you to check out the video version of Episode 181.

Artist Jeff Cummins joins Tom and Andy on 2Legs this week. Jeff previously was on an audio only-Pre-YouTube era version of 2Legs in February 2019.

Jeff is a much celebrated graphic artist who painted the famous inner sleeve of Wings Over America, the artwork for the 'Temporary Secretary', Say, Say, Say ' and 'This One' singles.

Jeff also has done a ton of work for other artists including Yes, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and the Moody Blues. (Andy's a happy camper lol).  He has also done work for the Doctor Who series.

His new book "The Invisible Artist" is available through his website here: https://jeffcummins.wixsite.com/jeff

We throughly enjoyed this lively and funny chat with Jeff (Despite Andy's allergies) and we hope you do to. Till next time Tom and Andy

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