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Adam
(cricket menace)
04/10/08 06:55 AM
McCartney's JET about Bowie?  

That's a theory going around the web.

Here are the lyrics:

I can almost remember their funny faces
That time you told me that
You were going to be marrying soon.
And jet, I thought the only
Lonely place was on the moon.

Was your father as bold as a sergeant major?
How come he told you that
You were hardly old enough yet?
And jet, I thought the major
Was a lady suffragette.

Ah, matter, want jet to always love me?
Ah, matter, want jet to always love me?
Ah, matter, much later.

With the wind in your hair of a thousand laces.
Climb on the back and well
Go for a ride in the sky.
And jet, I thought the major
Was a lady suffragette.




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theidiot2
(electric tomato)
04/10/08 09:18 AM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: Adam]  

They wouldn't put it on the internet if it wasn't true.


Everyday I write the book

Chinchilla
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/16/08 05:51 PM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: Adam]  

I heard that The Guess Who's 1973 single, Glamour Boy was about Bowie. Can't find the lyrics. I recall the line: "for 27 thousand dollars you can look like a girl tonight...."



7thLabyrinth
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/20/08 01:36 PM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: Adam]  

And somebody explained why?

There is no Hell like an old Hell....

7thLabyrinth
(wild eyed peoploid)
05/04/10 02:26 AM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: Adam]  

I got these remarks from the site songs facts. I don't know if they're right or wrong, but it's interesting:

This song references David Bowie. Bowie had just made it as a star and McCartney thought he looked like a women. Hence the line " I thought the Major, was a little lady. "Major Tom". Right after that he says Suffragette, referring to "Suffragette City".

...In a rather delayed response, which Bowie admitted to in a Cream interview some years later, he offered Paul 1983's "Let's Dance," after he finally figured out what "Jet" was about. Asking Paul to 'put on his red shoes & dance the blues' was Bowie's way of suggesting that the songwriter go back to his skiffle roots. But skiffle didn't rhyme with shoes (his first draft being: 'don't sniffle, let's hear more skiffle, let's dance.'

There is no Hell like an old Hell....

Prime8
(grinning soul)
01/12/13 10:10 AM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: 7thLabyrinth]  

I don't know if there is any real connection between Bowie and Jet, but McCartney did make an album called "Venus And Mars" which is at the very least heavily inspired by "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars".
There have been many stories that indicate that Bowie and McCartney do not like each other. From the awkward backstage photo at Live Aid to McCartney's attempted painting titled "Bowie Spewing" (showing a Ziggy like creature vomiting). Not really sure what the origin of their issues with each other is, but my guess would be that Bowie might have suggested McCartney had borrowed some of his ideas.



Prime8
(grinning soul)
01/13/13 10:13 AM
Re: McCartney's JET about Bowie? new [re: Prime8]  

One thing I've remembered since my previous post is a story from a Bowie biography I read many years ago. It was around the time he recorded "Fame" with John Lennon and John had invited Bowie to a party with a bunch of other rock stars of the era. It wasn't a huge get together, but there were at least 4 or 5 major rock stars in the room at the same time. One of the other rock stars at the party was McCartney. "Young Americans" had just been released and Bowie was very excited and so he brought the record to the party and played it. Once it finished, he played it again, and again, and again. At this point McCartney said something like "Look, can we at least hear one of your other records?". Bowie got really upset and stormed out.

I can neither confirm or deny this story, but it was in a Bowie biography that I read well over a decade ago. It would give some perspective to their apparent hatred for each other though.




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