on SNL. Those performances were good, but didn't blow me away like the recorded version.
Well, the recorded version of "Cut Me Some Slack" is now available to feast your ears on. I've followed Paul's career, and seen him play live twice. The first concert in Denver's Pepsi Center around 2002 was amazing. His voice was perfect, and he really electrified the crowd. A few years ago I saw Paul again in Tulsa, Ok at the BOK center. The performance was no where near as powerful. You could tell Paul was aging, and his voice just didn't have that same effect for an entire show. Though, at this point you are just happy to see Paul on stage, and he still sounds ok.
Through his solo career you saw those moments where he reached his Beatles level material, and
it always left you wanting more. First there was Ram, and Band on the Run which had strong songs, creativity, and passion. He had something to prove. Since the mid 70's his high level out put was minimal.
Since then only two songs have really moved me as much as a Beatles track might.
First was "No Other Baby" recorded with David Gilmore. Maybe it was the heartache of
losing Linda, or just the talented people in the room that day that brought out the best in Paul.
Whatever it was it worked. Lennon would have been proud. No syrup, just Paul singing from
Originally recorded by Dickie Bishop and his Sidekicks. Paul makes this song his own.
Fast forward years down the line, and we hear rumors that Paul is playing with "Nirvana".
This sounds a little strange to me, but it definitely piqued the interest. I think a lot of people
were expecting them to get up, and play a Nirvana or Beatles song. Instead we got to hear
a completely new song written by legends. To simply describe this song, it flat out rocks, and
has some great backing Beatle-esque vocals going on. Still haven't figured out who they are, but
we know Paul is singing lead. The reason why this song really hit me is because Paul can still rock,
and this is how I picture a Beatles reunion sounding if John had lived, and they met up in the 90s.
Take a listen to "Cut Me Some Slack" which is available on Itunes, and will out on the Sound City Reel to Reel soundtrack.