2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast
Episode 105: Memory Almost Full

Episode 105: Memory Almost Full

October 24, 2020
"At the end of the end
It's the start of a journey to a much better place."
 
Clearly in 2007 it wasn't 'The End of The End'!  This week 2Legs takes a reflective look back at Paul's 2007 album Memory Almost Full with special guest Ed Chen (When They Was Fab Podcast).  Tom, Andy & Ed play "skip or play" with the 13 track LP, discuss some of the promotional activities associated with the album (including the "Surprise" shows), the infamous "brickwalling" production and Paul's switch to Concord Music and their thoughts on the album 13 years later.  Given this week's announcement with the imminent release of McCartney III we here at 2Legs are very glad Memory Almost Full wasn't 'The End of The End!'!
 
 
 
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Episode 104: Wingspan

Episode 104: Wingspan

October 17, 2020

On May 11th 2001 ABC aired what fans of Paul McCartney and Wings thought was going to be a Beatles Anthology style documentary on the band Wings! What they got was something completely different! Welcome Back to 2Legs! This week we revisit the mangled Wingspan documentary CD. Originally discussed as a film release then a two disc DVD set to a 88 minute made for TV show, die hards felt cheated as it felt more like a love story then a film about a band! Accompanied with a CD and book but again featured no contributions from any living member of Wings!  

Tom & Andy give their candid opinions on the Film, Album and Book!

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Episode 103: Laurence Juber

Episode 103: Laurence Juber

October 10, 2020

2Legs is back and this week we are incredibly proud to have Laurence Juber as our guest! The Ex-Member of Wings takes us through his career starting as an inspiring guitarist at age 13, earning his music degree at London University's Goldsmiths College! 

Laurence then walks us through his beginnings as a sessions man, working with George Martin and playing on the soundtracks The Spy Who Loved Me and The Muppet Movie!

 Finally we discuss his time with Wings and going solo!

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Episode 102: A Conversation With Julian Mendelsohn

Episode 102: A Conversation With Julian Mendelsohn

October 3, 2020

2Legs is proud to welcome Engineer and Producer Julian Mendelsohn to the show! The Off The Ground Co-Producer shares many of his amazing stories with Tom and Andy.  Julian told us about his roots in the industry, emigrating to London, eventually moving back to Australia.  Other than working with our kid he has produced/engineered for many celebrated artists/groups such as Peter Gabriel, Yes, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.  We also get to hear him explain how he came to befriend Paul 'Wix' Wickens which ultimately led to the collaboration with Macca! Julian also was gracious enough to give us some excellent anecdotes from some of the Off The Ground sessions and some of his favorite tracks from the LP.  We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!  

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Episode 101: ‘Friends To Go’

Episode 101: ‘Friends To Go’

September 26, 2020

2Legs is back with part two of our collaboration with Things We Said Today podcast  (Featuring Ken Michaels and Darren DeVivo!) In part one we discussed what we'd like to see released from the vaults from John, George, and Ringo camps. For Part 2 we continue the conversation with our Beatles and McCartney wish lists!

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Episode 100!  ‘Ram On’

Episode 100! ‘Ram On’

September 19, 2020
2Legs is back and we're celebrating our 100th episode! Tom and Andy welcome back original co host David Gargalino! Tom and David talking about starting the show in 2016, some of the challenges and exciting moments from the first three seasons. Afterwards we talk about David's departure and Andy Nicholes' arrival! As an added bonus the gang plays a game called 'Skip or play' with the album Press to Play!
 
The first 100 episodes has been an amazing journey and we look forward to bringing you more fun and insightful episodes in the future!
 
 
Episode 99: ‘Off The Ground’

Episode 99: ‘Off The Ground’

September 12, 2020
 
"People are ready to forgive a few mistakes.  But let's get started, form a party, don't you know how long it takes?"
 
After a successful comeback album and world tour that ended in 1990 Paul was eager to get back to the studio for his follow-up to his well received 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt. Paul opted for a full band/recording live approach for the album, marking it the first time he had recorded an album with a band since Wings' 1979 swan song Back To The Egg.  
 
The result was 1993's Off The Ground an album filled with social issues, ballads and a few rockers! Join the 2Legs crew, Tom and Andy as they invite Joe Mayo (AKA MeanMrMayo and Talk More Talk) as they give their thoughts on an album that was met with mixed reviews! 
 
Episode 98: ‘Write Away’

Episode 98: ‘Write Away’

September 5, 2020

In 1988 Paul was asked on the TODAY show regarding the recently then published controversial The Lives of John Lennon: "If a book like this were to come out about you, what would you do?" Macca: "About me? I'd probably read that one!"

2Legs returns this week and our topic is McCartney Biographies. We trace the historiography of the very meager beginnings of McCartney-related texts first appearing in the late 70s all the way to present day with later works by Sounes and Norman. This week we are joined by Mr. Joe Wisbey, the curator of the Instagram account @BooksBeatles and he offers a very refreshing analysis on Macca and Beatles texts in general.

Tom, Andy & Joe discuss the popular ones, and a few that have flown "under the radar".  

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Episode 97: ‘Morse Moose And The Grey Goose’

Episode 97: ‘Morse Moose And The Grey Goose’

August 30, 2020
The grey goose was a steady boat
People said she's never float
But one night when the moon was high
The grey goose flew away
 
2Legs is back! We continue our look at Macca's songwriting partnerships, this time featuring Denny Laine.   Denny, (formerly of the Moody Blues) was the only member of Wings to remain from its inception in 1971 until it was formally dissolved in 1981 forging one of the more significant partnerships post-Beatles for Paul.  Where does this collaboration rank?  Tom, Andy and returning guest author Ted Montgomery, The Paul McCartney Catalog (1967-2019) (McFarland) knock it around and also Ted informs us of the details of the second edition of his first book The Beatles Through Headphones!  (McFarland).  He also has agreed to give away three copies of this future release!

 
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Episode 96:”Salewicz on McCartney”

Episode 96:”Salewicz on McCartney”

August 23, 2020

Rock music journalist legend Chris Salewicz is this weeks guest on 2Legs! Chris tells about his early beginnings at NME (New Musical Express).  His take on the Profumo affair, the story of how his 1986 book, The Definitive Biography came to fruition. And finally, his legendary interview with McCartney for the launch of Q magazine in 1986! 

If you haven't heard it: here is the link for Chris' legendary interview with Macca! We strongly suggest you give this a listen either before or after our interview. Paul was never as open as this rarely ever again. And for historical value alone, Chris' interview with Paul will go down as one of the more important ones ever. 

1986 Q Interview

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