Pat Metheny used to begin every concert just like this song – though probably not for any reason that he knew, but, then again, only he knows: the sound system would play THE WAY OF THE WORLD by Earth Wind & Fire , a song at the speed of loneliness. Then for over 15 years the lights would go down and the speed would literally BREAK – in Pat’s case to PHASE DANCE, which traveled through the speeds of renewal, enthusiasm, and comfort.
Macca here does the same thing. A neat trick – try playing Eminem’s STAN or Dido’s THANK YOU and then break the speed.
Wikipedia.org offers information at
“‘Band on the Run‘ is the title song from Paul McCartney and Wings‘ acclaimed Band on the Run album, one of McCartney’s most ambitious and best-loved songs. It is comprised of a three-part structure that revolves around the themes of escape and liberation.
The song features prominently on every McCartney/Wings best-of compilation and in McCartney’s live shows. The song was considered the best evidence that McCartney’s muse had not deserted him after The Beatles.
George Harrison had contributed the line in the middle section “If we ever get out of here.
A part of the middle section would later be sampled by Tone Lōc on his 1989 track “Cutting Rhythms”, but had to be removed as permission was not given.
Eve Of Summer remixed it in 2007, for their album ‘7’.”
all charts by Ian Schneider, James Andrew Newan
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There are many ways to say this, and I guess I a the Doctor of Redundancy. I only present the same points in graphics and digitization that continue to become not only more accurate but easier to view. I’ve seen a lot of my older work on other sites, which is cool. Then I see it done in film loops and in flash presentation which frankly outdid what I had done. Here – same game – Paul Macca & Wings play the speed of lonley and desperate – 82 bpm – and break with a f major seventh –>Bb major seventh very wet 132 beats per minute thing. Always works. Been preaching that for, like, 21 years now – embarrassing – I don’t know for you, for me, or the madness that lies between.
A Stanford University Professor has compared himself to the man who discovered DNA:
Francis Harry Compton Crick OM FRS (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was an English molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist, who is most noted for …