- Album name: Venus and Mars
- Group name: Wings
- Year: 1975
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Capitol Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics: hole punched through top right
- Buy it on Amazon: $27.78
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve never heard this record, but it will be the third Wings record that I review. The previous two were:
- Band on the Run (1973): 3/5
- Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976): 2/5
What I expected
More forgettable Faul McCartney post-Beatles songs.
What it was actually like
Like the last Wings record, this one was pretty boring: mostly bland, forgettable rock.
Mercifully, You Gave Me the Answer was the only song that I’d consider to be “Faul’s granny shit,” but unmercifully, it was a classic of the genre.
Medicine Jar was a pretty good 1970s stadium rock song with strong guitar, and I liked Spirits of Ancient Egypt for the same reason.
Rock Show had the most electric guitar / hard rock energy on the record, so I considered it the best song, though I can’t imagine it on a Beatles record.
I hoped that Crossroads would be that Crossroads, but no such luck.
3/5: interesting, but not for me
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