2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

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

Episode 154: 12” Singles

January 22nd, 2022

A topic that we probably should have covered sooner!

But we finally get down to hardcore Macca collecting. 12" Single time! A format that reached it's peak in the mid 1980s (and in Macca world that meant about 68,000 versions of the Dance Version of 'No More Lonely Nights').

This week Tom & Andy showcase the 12" Macca singles in their collection, discussing the artwork and some of their favourite ones, ones that are hard to come by (Bravo again Tom on 'Temporary Secretary', yes Andy still needs it!). Sometimes these were referred to as "Maxi Singles".

We also discuss differing versions between US and UK pressings. The format petered out when vinyl died down in the early 90s but as late as 2014 we got another 12" only release with the standalone single 'Hope For The Future'. How diverse is your collection of Macca 12" singles?

Let us know below!

Stay Well

Tom & Andy

Episode 153: ”The Space Within Us” (Film Review)

January 15th, 2022

Film Review Time Again!

This week Tom & Andy review the 2006 A&E release The Space Within Us. Paul's second concert film with the "new" band he formed in 2001 for the first "Back In The US/World" tour. (Which also received a film release). The tour was promoting Paul's 2005 Chaos and Creation In The Backyard album. Now considered a latter day McCartney classic. This concert film was a little bit better we both felt purely for the change-up of the setlist which included never performed live Beatles songs such as 'I'll Get You', 'Please Please Me' and the first live performance of 'Too Many People' from RAM.

The central focus of the film is Paul communicating with the NASA Astronauts during the concert tying in the "US" concept and "space" ideas. The film is still with it's faults though as ever with modern Paul concert films, too much audience jump cutting/interviews with talking heads which all take away from the concert itself. Which is a pity because the setlist for the US Tour was absolutely classic and the tour itself will be remembered for the change up in the set.

For your review here's a setlist from 2005 in NYC: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/paul-mccartney/2005/madison-square-garden-new-york-ny-5bddb700.html

Have you dusted off this one in a while? Music - Homerun. Others? - eh.

Let us know! Tom & Andy

Episode 152: ”Twin Freaks”

January 8th, 2022

Happy 2022 Macca Fans! Our first show of the new year and we kick it off with Experimental Macca. In 2005 a low key (LP only) release called "Twin Freaks" was released which featured mash-ups of solo McCartney music.

One year later in 2006 this became widely popular with the Beatles "Love" Cirque Du Soleil soundtrack. Paul made this record in collaboration with DJ "Freelance Hellraiser" (Roy Kerr).

Joining us, is returning guest the Queen Kit O'Toole (The Queen of All Beatles Media) an apt and just title! Kit is the author of several books (Michael Jackson FAQ, The Songs We Were Singing - Guided Tours Through The Beatles Lesser Known Tracks). A researcher and writer of Popular Music for over 20 Years (not to mention contributing author to "Beatlefan" magazine) Kit gives us her opinions on mashups, it's origins, and place and classification as a genre.

Tom, Andy and Kit definitely encourage you to check out this out if you haven't heard it. If you can find a vinyl copy (Cough Cough Tom). It's also on streaming services.

Kit's website:

http://kitotoole.com/

Ranking The Tracks Volume 15! (Press To Play, 1986)

January 1st, 2022

From our YouTube series "Ranking The Tracks".  Originally premiered February 24th, 2021. 

Episode 151:2021 In Review

December 25th, 2021

Our last recorded show for 2021. Tom & Andy reflect on the year; the releases & newsworthy moments. Tom & Andy would like to wish all of our viewers & listeners a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.

We are blessed to be able to be able to cover our favorite musician and having such great community support for what we do. Thank you all. Ta ra. Roll on 2022.

Episode 150: ”Best Friend” (Part 3)

December 18th, 2021

This week on 2Legs we are happy to have Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion: On John Lennon) Podcast, back for Part 3 of our "Best Friend" series. Examining the Lennon-McCartney relationship throughout the 1970s. This episode focuses on the years 1974-1976.

By this time things had cooled down between the two and they famously jammed in March of 74 in LA. We discuss this and other attributed quotes as published in the NME, Rolling Stone, and other publications we reference throughout our chat. Antony also gives us his initial impressions on the "Get Back" docu-series.

We appreciate Antony taking the time to continue this fascinating period and look forward to having him back for a 4th part (1977-1980) and perhaps even a 5th (post-1980) installment. In addition to his Glass Onion: On John Lennon show, he has two other podcasts:

"Film Gold" https://anchor.fm/filmgold and

"Life and Life Only" https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com/

Episode 149:”Wild Life” at 50!

December 11th, 2021

We are back! and this week we celebrate the 50th Anniversary release of the first Wings LP "Wild Life! Joining us this week is YouTuber and Steve Hoffman Forum Contributor Norman Maslov. Mazzy is a first generation fan who bought Wild Life when it was first released and gives us his take on what it was like then and his thoughts on the record now. Also recently announced a half speed master of "Wild Life" will be released in February 2022 on PM.com

Ranking The Tracks Volume 14: Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)

December 4th, 2021

Ranking The Tracks on "Give My Regards To Broad Street" (1984) originally streamed live on YouTube 2/17/21.

Episode 148: ”Women and Wives” (Part 2)

November 27th, 2021

The talented and up and coming Natalia Cardenas, host of the Beatles podcast "She Loves You" (which focuses on the women in the Beatles story) joins Tom and Andy for a continued discussion on the women in Paul's life. She previously was on 2Legs back in May 2021. This installment covers mainly Paul's history with Linda, Heather Mills and current wife Nancy Shevell.

 

Natalia's "She Loves You" Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-loves-you-podcast/id1547096623

Episode 147: Laurence Juber Returns!

November 20th, 2021

LJ returns to 2Legs for a chat on the Wings 1979 UK Tour which was only 19 dates. The tour opened at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool on 23 November and ended on 29th December at the Hammersmith Odeon.

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