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Mike McCartney
Genres: Pop, Rock
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CD Details

All Artists: Mike McCartney
Title: Mcgear
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 9/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431019227, 014431019241, 5014661033937

CD Reviews

Mike McCartney & Wings
Anonymous | New York | 05/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is really a Wings album with Paul's brother Mike on lead vocals and it's quite good! Sea Breezes, a Bryan Ferry songs, sounds dull partly because Mike has a weak voice and he emits very little emotion as a singer - it's as if he's singing nursery rhymes at school. Leave It - a Paul song with Paul's trademarks melody and trite 70's lyrics. Have You Got Problems features Wings vocals, a cynical view at politics isn't bad and Rainbow Lady is my favorite partly because of its McCartneyesque melody. Many of the songs here were written by Paul and brother Mike and Mike does manage to add a little wit to what was becoming at the time Paul's increasingly vapid, empty lyrics. This was recorded after Band on the Run so the band is in good shape. But just where Mike Macca thought he was going with this who knows -- it's obvious that without his brother's help he couldn't have produced an album like this. Perhaps the album will stand as a testimony to the close relationship of these two brothers. It's fun and if you're a Macca fun you must have this."
Could've been the best Wings B-sides ever
R. Blazak | Portland, OR | 03/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is the record that got Jimmy McCullough into Wings! A great hidden treasure for Paul McCartney fans. Brother Michael brings his crafty wit from The Scaffold. Paul, Linda, and Denny sound great. Why this wasn't a hit in the middle of Band )n The Run-mania is beyond me. "The Man Who Found God On The Moon" is incredibly innovative for 1974. A must for Paul fans who loved his 70s stuff!"
Richard | Blackpool England | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's good stuff on here.The Man Who Found God on the Moon,which features the voice of Buzz Aldrin-a brilliant song which could have easily found a place on Ram.
Think of this as a Wings album with a different voice and,unlike some of the ones heard on mid period Wings albums,an already known one which had been at No.1 in the late 60s.
Another great track is have you got problems-and a favorite trick of tempo changes and 2 songs in one.
Norton reminds me of that great Napolean 1V hit of the 60s.
Only cover is of Brian Ferry's Sea Breezes,otherwise all McCartney and members of Wings in the backing"