The Fireman – Electric Arguments in Review (CD/Album)
The Fireman – Electric Arguments, the third release from the Paul McCartney plus Youth project with McCartney playing most of the instruments. One would expect The Fireman to produce a more ambient experience; Electric Arguments is more “White Album” and “Ram” than anything techno/electronic.
The opening track, Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight, is train rolling from the same tracks as the best angst blues. Raging on as a song, that for rockers, is playable over and over. Where McCartney can gather the steam for this track, I’ll never know. This is the track that brought this album to my attention as it played over the credits for the season finally of Crash on Starz.
As an album, McCartney is in his best form in years. As a song writer, no one will argue that he is one of the greatest, Electric Arguments reassures of this fact. At times, Electric Arguments is haunting with songs like Traveling Light and Sing the Changes… reminiscent too, of a time when the Beatles controlled the pop of culture.
A surprise is the rendition of Light from Your Lighthouse. There’s a cool folk groove as you would expect and some interesting vocals with effects just to make it interesting. You will not mistake this for a country song.
The songs are stellar. The playing is superb. The production is magnificent. The mix is clear with the instruments where you would expect them. There are some surprises for your ears to behold. For any Beatles fan, any lover of songs who likes to rock n’ roll, anyone longing to here a well done album from start to finish, The Fireman – Electric Arguments is a good choice.
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