Episode 13 – Pipes of Peace

Paul McCartney and George Martin follow up the smash success of Tug of War with a sequel in the also successful, if overlooked, Pipes of Peace. Denny has flown the coop, Michael Jackson shows up for a couple tracks, Ringo is back on drums, and Eric Stewart turns in stellar performances. This is “English country music” from the 1980s. Highlights include “Keep Under Cover,” “Say Say Say,” and “Through Our Love.” This is a fun episode you will want to check out. Miss it? It’s not on.

Listen to the MP3 audio now (194.5 MB, 106:00)

Discussion includes:
“Pipes of Peace”
“Say Say Say”
“The Other Me”
“Keep Under Cover”
“So Bad”
“The Man”
“Sweetest Little Show”
“Average Person”
“Hey Hey”
“Tug of Peace”
“Through Our Love”
“Ode to a Koala Bear”
“Twice in a Lifetime”
“It’s Not On”
“Say Say Say (2015 Remix)”
“Christian Bop”
“Simple As That”
“Simple As That (Demo)”
“The Girl Is Mine”
“We All Stand Together”

1 Comment

  1. Regarding the video to Pipes of Peace, with the soldiers playing soccer. It it widely known in England (and probably much of Europe) that during the early part of World War I, British and German soldiers, facing each other in the trenches, realised they had no particular quarrel with each other. During Christmas 1914 (this was before America entered the war of course) in various places where troops were facing each other, they spontaneously emerged form the trenches and talked, and yes, played soccer. The officer class of course realised the danger of all this to their respective war efforts, and stamped it out – but it’s widely accepted that on Christmas morning, ordinary private soldiers from both sides made friends and played soccer against each other, as shown in Paul’s video. Look up “Christmas Truce” on WIkipedia. This might not make much sense in the US, where soccer (football) is not such a big part of social life, and Christmas 1914 has little direct relevance. But hey, there’s the story. Paul is depicting one of the many ordinary soldiers.

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