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The Macca Video Jukebox: part six

SONG:
TUG OF WAR

DEFINITION:
The money’s run out.

THINGS TO KNOW:
a) The title track off the eponymous album, it flopped as a single, reaching a staggering number 53 in October 1982.
b) It is, however, a candidate for the finest song Paul has come up with post-Beatles.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
a) Someone’s rung up Movietone or Getty and got a job lot of cheap footage hailing from between the wars.
a) George Martin, hard at work in the console room, sporting the obligatory smart shirt and occasionally enjoying a hearty chuckle with some colleagues.
b) Macca and missus fooling around like primary school kids during the instrumental break.
c) Paul tapping out the drum part during the “dancing to the beat” bit on George’s console.
d) Paul “playing” his guitar like it’s a violin during the coda.
e) The fact Paul looks younger here than he did during the entire 1970s.

VERDICT: You know you mustn’t grumble…

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