Publicity for the Fireman CD is getting hot and heavy.
Here are some links:
The Official Website
The Official MySpace
ATO Records MySpace Blog
BBC 6 Radio
Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show
Stool Pigeon (Quietus)
Observer Music Monthly
Hear The Album
NPR First Listen
Paul and Youth Talk
Fan Videos for all of the Songs
The word I keep hearing regarding the new Fireman CD is "Inspired." In fact, the reaction has been so positive that there is some talk that Paul regrets having it released under the name Fireman. From the look of the Best Buy ad, this will not exactly be a mystery McCartney release.
Special recognition to the following websites for their excellent coverage of the Fireman release:
AbbeyRd Beatles News
Sunsol has struck again with another forwards-backwards video - Paul Is Dead Now. This video features some absolutely hilarious heard backwards lyrics. Click under "more info" to really appreciate this video. I must add shaggily how fun it would be if Iamaphoney would use these lyrics on one of his rewritten backwards Beatles songs.
AbbeyRd Beatles News reported that the bidding on White Album #0000005 is up to £14,000.00 (approximately US $20,704.60). The auction ends tomorrow.
After listening to the interview, it appears that it was the interviewer, and not Paul, who brought up "Carnival of Light." This means that this recent eruption is not much different from when it was brought up last year. However, there is much more publicity this time, with some papers even going as far as talking about Olivia Harrison's tough decision to release a track that her late husband previously vetoed.
In the same week that it has been widely reported that John Lennon sold his soul to the devil, the Vatican announced that they forgive John for his "Beatles are more popular than Jesus" remark. Here is a link to the Reuters story.
A video appeared last week under the radar. I don't see anything new visually, but the soundtrack seems original. I have no way of knowing if this comes from Iamaphoney or not. 020289 by iamaprophet.
Back to the Fireman, here is a parting quote from Paul, I think:
London, Nov 22 (PTI) The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney underwent an extraordinary transformation for his new album 'Electric Arguments' and pretended to be Gladys Jenkins during the recordings.
"We decided to go undercover, to do whatever we wanted. That way, when you go to the microphone, I don't think of it as going as Paul McCartney and it frees you up," he told In an interview to T4's Miquita Oliver.
"I'd say, 'Right, you're going to become Gladys Jenkins," he said.
"It was quite thrilling, that's how we approached Sgt. Pepper's. "It's like you're playing instead of working," the legendary singer was quoted as saying by Sun. PTI
The same story appeared in Gigwise.