Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Honey Hush"

I love this early-2000s cover of a song from the 50s by Paul McCartney. David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is on guitar. The song appears on McCartney's Run, Devil, Run collection, composed of songs that were important to him in the 50s, along with tunes of a similar style which Macca wrote just for the project. My guess is that this was a very therapeutic endeavor for McCartney, going back to his musical roots shortly after the death of his first wife, Linda.

The outrageous misogyny of Honey Hush takes on a particular amusing irony when performed by McCartney, whose marriage to Linda McCartney was, by nearly all accounts I've read, a happy and sane one.

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