Paul McCartney hasn't rocked this hard since 1964. Of course he produced a lot of good music after "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Long Tall Sally" but whenever he tried to play straight-ahead rock'n' roll it never quite made it. Certainly CHOBA B CCCP failed in this respect. But this album is rockin' Paul at his best. At times it really does sound like it is 35 years ago. You can almost hear John Lennon on "She Said Yeah" and "Honey Hush". And Paul's self-penned numbers? They work, with the exception for me of "Try Not To Cry". But the title track and "What It Is" fight right in among the 40-year-old classics. The highlight for me is "Brown Eyed Handsome Man". You can really hear how much Paul is enjoying himself. If you are a Paul McCartney fan, this is a must-buy...and if you're not, take a chance on Paul. He isn't all "With A Little Luck" and "Silly Love Songs" (two of my faves, actually).
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