Run Satan Run

After The Beatles’ break up McCartney is acutely aware of not turning into a part of some form of tremendous group even when it had been an apparent selection on the time. Finally, that band does come up, in 1999 when McCartney data his new album Run Satan Run along with skilled performers like Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Ian Paice of Deep Purple.

The album primarily consists of covers from McCartney’s youth, the fifties. The selection to make a canopy album, and taking part in with this new, short-term band, all appears to be as a result of dying of Linda McCartney in April 1998; one and a half years earlier than the launch of Run Satan Run. It is his first solo document (the Fireman album Rushes not counted) after a yr of mourning. The unhappiness of her loss could be heard, as in Strive Not To Cry, one of many two songs on the album written by McCartney himself, and particularly on the heartbreaking No Different Child:

No Different Child



The opposite McCartney music is the title monitor Run Satan Run which accommodates a outstanding function by David Gilmour. He and McCartney are outdated mates and have labored collectively earlier than on the eighties songs No Extra Lonely Nights and We Received Married. On this album Gilmour is peaking and he actually places his mark on the title monitor whereas taking part in slide guitar. 

Run Satan Run


Run Satan Run is McCartney’s second cowl album, after Choba B CCCP issued in 1988. The principle distinction between the 2 is that Choba accommodates rock ‘n’ roll classics, whereas Run Satan Run has extra obscure songs, most of them unknown to most of the people.

I had an enormous manila envelope with all of the lyrics, and I might flick by way of them on a Monday morning … Ricky Nelson, mm … Searchin’ … after which I might suppose that is it, that is the spirit I need, and I might pull it out. I might say to the fellows ‘Anyone know She Stated Yeah?’ They’d say no, as a result of they had been barely obscure selections, I might say okay, that is the way it goes. We might take 5 or 10 minutes — and that is how we did it in The Beatles — as a result of what number of occasions are you able to undergo a music with out everybody becoming bored?

Paul McCartney


A similarity with Choba B CCCP is that each albums are recorded in a really brief time. All however two of the songs had been recorded in solely 4 days throughout every week in March. The periods had been completed in the identical spirit because the predecessor Flaming Pie: again to fundamentals.

The week earlier than, Ian (Paice) requested co-producer Chris Thomas ‘Any thought what songs we’ll do, simply so I can do a little bit of homework?’ I stated no: ‘No homework on this challenge. I actually needed this to be contemporary – prefer it was on the Cavern.’

Paul McCartney

Notable is that the album sounds very up to date, rather more than Choba, the place the performances are a lot nearer to the unique variations. Consequently, plenty of songs on Run Satan Run appear to sound higher than the unique, akin to Elvis Presley’s All Shook Up or Chuck Berry’s Brown Eyed Good-looking Man, an obscure B-side primarily recognized by Buddy Holly’s cowl model.

We needed to place an accordion on our model, make it barely Cajun, simply to get it away from Buddy’s a bit. 

Paul McCartney

Brown Eyed Good-looking Man



To advertise the album, McCartney’s short-term supergroup performs in The Cavern in Liverpool; It is for the primary time that Paul returns there because the final efficiency of The Beatles in August 1963. Though it is not precisely the very same location, it is however a historic efficiency with which McCartney ends the 20th century in model.

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