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McCartney working on garage rock and standards albums

By | Published on Thursday 19 May 2011

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is working on two very different albums, he has revealed. One he describes as “heavier rock”, for which he is receiving production advice from Dave Grohl, while the other features “standards”, classics of the sort his father would have listened to.

Speaking about the rock album, he said he was inspired by Grohl’s decision to record the latest Foo Fighters album in his garage. The former Beatle told Rolling Stone: “It sounds quite wacky, but it keeps it fresh. I love that. You get a crazy idea and go with it. You never know – I may run into a garage to make this other album. But it won’t be in Dave’s garage”.

As for the other album, he said: “It’s my dad’s style of music. I’ve wanted to do that kind of thing forever, since the Beatle days. But then Rod [Stewart] went mad on it [with his ‘Great American Songbook’ releases]. I thought: ‘I have to wait so it doesn’t look like I’m trying to do a Rod. They’re just songs I admire. I’m trying to steer away from the obvious ones. It’s get-home-from-work music. You put it on and get a glass of wine”.

As if that wasn’t e-bloody-nough to be getting on with, he’ll be re-releasing his ‘McCartney’ and ‘McCartney II’ solo albums as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on 13 Jun.



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