2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

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

Episode 120: “Little Wing”

February 20th, 2021

"Dead on your feet, you won't get far if you keep on sticking your hand in the medicine jar"

Hi HI Hi! This week we welcome Paul Salley (Little Wing: The Jimmy McCullouch Story) to the show!  Paul has (since 2007) has been carefully researching and writing an accurate bio on the life of Jimmy McCullouch! Paul starts the show telling us how he's put this book together then we have a fun discussion about Jimmy, his early start bands he's performed with and debunk some myths! Look for the book to be released before the end of the year.

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Episode 119: “Kisses On The Bottom: Revisited”

February 13th, 2021

"I'm gonna sit right down and myself a letter".....

These were the first words we heard back in February 2012 when Paul dropped a standards album out of the blue on us!

On the latest episode of 2Legs, (almost 9 years to the day of it's original February 2012 release), Tom & Andy dive back into Kisses On The Bottom and accompanying film Live Kisses.

We discuss everything from song choices (most of the tracks coming from Macca's Liverpool heritage with Jim Mac playing these on Forthlin Road), the superb musicians featuring Diana Krall (Mrs. Elvis Costello) among others, and wonderful production under the direction of Tommy LiPuma.

Was Paul too late to the album standards game? Like it? Hate it? Tell us

 

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Ranking The Tracks Volume 2! Ram (1971)

February 6th, 2021

Tom and Andy rank the tracks on RAM.  The second installment of our "Ranking The Tracks" series from our YouTube channel.  Originally broadcast 24 November 2020. 

 

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Episode 118: A Conversation with Gabe Dixon

January 30th, 2021

In November 2001 Paul McCartney released the first album after the passing of his wife Linda. Driving Rain sparked the beginning of the later day renaissance period for Paul which continues to this very day.

This week's installment features an interview with Musician and pianist, Gabe Dixon. Gabe played keyboards, organ and backing vocals on "Driving Rain." Gabe tells Tom and Andy a bit of his roots in Nashville, his early influences, first musical experiences, and finally connecting with Paul McCartney and Producer David Kahne.

Gabe also has been a very prolific musician pre and post his Paul experiences. He has toured with Loggins and Messina/Supertramp and is the founder of the Gabe Dixon Band. He has two albums out currently "One Spark" and "Turns To Gold". And a new forthcoming release in Spring 2021.

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Episode 117: “Hunt You Down” (McCartney III Collecting Madness!)

January 23rd, 2021
Hey Hey!
 
2Legs is back and this week we welcome back our friend Joe Mayo (MeanMrMayo on YouTube and Co Host of Talk More Talk)
 
This week we discuss collecting McCartney III! We rant about our shopping (on line and at the store) experience, as well as the fun and the frustrating part of buying and finally receiving our copies!
 
 

Episode 116: “Red Square” Film Review

January 16th, 2021

"Back in the U.S.
 Back in the U.S.
 Back in the U.S.S.R."

In 2003 and 2004 as part of the Back In The World Tour,  Paul played Moscow and St. Petersburg for the first time.   To memorialize these historic visits a concert film DVD was produced by A&E and The History Channel in 2005.

The film flows like a mini-documentary.  Perhaps the most significant aspect of the film features Russian historians and musicians reflecting on the real life struggle and risks they took to listen to Beatles music. 

All of this fascinating information is interspersed performance footage from the Red Square concert.  This, as one can imagine can be visually distracting.  Tom and Andy give their opinions of the film and highlight the good, the bad and the ugly!

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Episode 115: “No Words”

January 9th, 2021

Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New!

Happy 2021 From your old friends Tom & Andy!  For our first show of the (long awaited) New Year we invited Dylan Sevey back to the show to discuss an overlooked aspect of Paul's solo career: Instrumentals.

Easily the most prolific of all ex-Beatles in terms of instrumentals, Paul has amassed over 30 officially released instrumentals in his 51 year solo career.

Tom, Andy & Dylan also discuss many songs that have "fragments" or scant lyrical content and whether they should be classified as instrumentals.  

What are some of your favourite Macca instrumentals?  Tell us below!

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Ranking The Tracks Volume 1! “McCartney” (1970)

January 2nd, 2021

In the fall of 2020 Tom & Andy started a mini series called "Ranking The Tracks" on their 2Legs YouTube channel.  Each week we will be ranking all the songs on all of the canon McCartney/Wings albums.  No live/Firemen/Compilations etc.

For our first Podbean post of 2021 we are pleased to present the audio version here.  

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Episode 114: McCartney III Review with Luca Perasi!

December 26th, 2020

Simply Having a Wonderful McCartney III Time!

Everywhere It's Christmas for McCartney fans!  For our final regular show of 2020 we welcome Luca Perasi author of the tremendous book "Paul McCartney Recording Sessions (1969-2013.)"  Luca gives us his thoughts on McCartney III and provides some insight on an update to his now legendary and essential text.

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Tom and Andy would like to wish all our viewers and subscribers a wonderful holiday and Christmas to everyone.  Thank you for supporting 2Legs in 2020 and onto bigger and better things in 2021!

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Episode 113: ‘Best Friend’

December 19th, 2020
John Lennon:  "I thought Paul's was rubbish!"
Paul McCartney:  "He says the only thing I did was Yesterday and he knows that's wrong!"
 
Hi Hi Hi! 2Legs is back and this week we welcome Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion: On John Lennon Podcast) to the show! This week we take a look at the relationship between McCartney and Lennon throughout the 1970s.  This installment is the first of a two part (potentially 3) series.  This episode we discuss the historical narratives that were present in their relationships in 1970 and 1971 as reported on by contemporary sources from the time (Time, New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Rolling Stone).   
 
History has shown that this time period was the most contentious in their post-Beatles breakup with conflict over "McCartney" release/Paul's High Court case to dissolve the Beatles in December 1970 just for starters!  Antony, Tom & Andy all reflect on the "brotherhood" bond the two shared despite the ugliness following the Beatles bust up. 
 
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