The Dirty Macs
Folly Rocks! Check out Megan Weireter’s review of Paul McCartney’s weird Give My Regards To Broad Street, a movie she calls “the movie for you if you’re dying to see a rock-and-roll legend bicker with his accountant in a dressing room.”
Alas I was unable to track down a Broad Street bootleg, something for which we can all be thankful. But I did find something better — McCartney’s demo sessions with Elvis Costello. This loose, playful set sees both parties having what sounds like a pretty good time, and coming up with some solid tunes at the same time, including “So Like Candy,” “My Brave Face,” and “Tommy’s Coming Home.” A couple of these would find their way on to Macca’s Flowers In The Dirt album, while others would land on Costello’s Spike and Mighty Like Rose albums. Kind of too bad these two haven’t collaborated more. After the demo session, there are some related odds ‘n’ sods, including a fun live duo version of the old Beatles tune “One After 909,” and a lovely “That Day Is Done.” I’ve also included the awful bootleg cover art above, in all its garish glory.
Note: I got this bootleg from http://therarestuff.blogspot.com, which has a wealth of other bootleg-y type things. Check it out!