Originally Posted by zoetmb
McCartney is still a great performer and he obviously has the best catalog of songs in the world to choose from, but in my personal opinion, his backup band completely sucks, especially the drummer. I think he chose these guys so no one outshines him. If you want to see a great band doing Beatle songs properly, view this:
The bass player in this band, Will Lee (from the Letterman show), has worked with McCartney in the past.
Thanks for the link. Love the songs. Like the album. Certainly one of the best bands trying to "sound like" the Beatles. Will certainly be the "closest" the world will now get to actually hearing the "Beatles". Again, love the music!!!
However, for me, (YMMV) nothing sounds like the "real" thing. The blu ray disc of the "US Tour" is the "real" McCartney. It really brought back many memories. Personally I thought the back up band was not all that bad. I would certainly agree that Tour was NOT to promote the back up band for sure. However, do keep in mind that not all the songs on that DVD were with the back up band, in fact other than McCartney playing his guitar, there was NO band on a number of the songs that he sang. I can tell you if you are a Beatles fan, he still has it IMHO!! No one, and I do mean NO ONE sounds like that, or expresses himself like the "real" thing!! Times do change though, and some forget as that is an era gone by.
On another subject, now that you mentioned a group sounding like the Beatles, many, and I mean many years ago
, there was a "local" band in my area that played at a number of the dances for teenagers that was VERY good at sounding like, of all things, the Rolling Stones. They were actually unbelieveable. You could simply close your eyes and you would swear it was
the Rolling Stones...............simply amazing.....
On the other hand, that is why they make chocolate ice cream so I am told............