Friday, March 9, 2012
Tug of War
From the album of the same name, this is Paul and Linda clowning around a bit in this environmental and anti-war anthem. George Martin makes one of his rare appearances in a video as well. Some interesting clips of futurism and, well, tugs of war, from, I think "Things to Come (1936) and "Mighty Joe Young (1949)." The single did just OK as the third single from the smash hit album, one suspects he and Linda released this for non-commercial reasons, as evidenced by Linda's unusually prominent role. I think that comparisons with John Lennon's "Imagine" are a bit stretched.