This post is an answer to a question from mojollikins.
If you have followed the work of Paul McCartney over the years, you will know that he has used many aliases. The earliest, of course, was Paul Ramon (Ram On) during the pre-famous Beatles days.
The next big alias was Bernard Webb as the writer of the song "Woman" recorded by Peter and Gordon. Others include Percy Thrillington, The Country Hams, Clint Harrigan, Apollo C. Vermouth, and that's still not all.
So, it was no big surprise when a CD called "Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest" came out on Parlophone with the copyright of 1993 Juggler Music, that it was somehow related to Paul McCartney. I believe it was Paul's Official fan magazine Club Sandwich that spilled the beans. Paul had recruited the Producer known as Youth to do a mix from various McCartney samples, most prominently a snippet of the song "The Broadcast" from the album "Back To the Egg." He did 9 mixes for ONE SONG, but Paul heard them as 9 SONGS and put it out as an album. It is not the easiest thing to listen to because it really is one song repeated nine times with only a little variation, despite the nine very different song titles.
Paul and Youth teamed up again for the 1998 release "Rushes," which was a much more interesting listen, although still a very different McCartney release in terms of accessibility. Far from the usual McCartney melodies, one track featured a moaning woman and the artwork included a full frontal shot of a nude woman.
This second release actually received some promotion including an extremely bizarre web cast. (See previous post The Fireman is no mason)
One thing that not too many people talk about is the strange connection that these two albums have to Paul's past. This connection wasn't apparent until the second CD. "The Fireman rushes" is a partial line from the Beatles single "Penny Lane." So we have "Strawberry" and "Penny Lane," which of course even though they were not on the album, are considered to be the lead single for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band.
The interesting news is that the new album Paul is working on is supposedly an even more accessible Firemen project. This one will have lyrics. It remains to be seen if this one will also point back to Sgt. Pepper.