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Paul McCartney: Electric Arguments

Pete Paphides, Uncut, December 2008

YES, HE MAY HAVE HAMMERED the point home a little gracelessly at times. But nevertheless, Many Tears From Now — the 1997 biography virtually dictated to Barry Miles by Paul McCartney, made a convincing case for McCartney as the Fabs' chief experimenter. John may have written and sung 'Tomorrow Never Knows', but long after he went home, it was Paul who worked into the night fashioning tape loops to drop in lieu of a guitar solo. Famously, for 'A Day In The Life', it was Paul — apparently, wearing a red butcher's apron — who overrode George Martin's misgivings and freighted in the New Philharmonia to create the song's iconic 24-bar happening.

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