While with Wings, Laine never got much of a chance to showcase his songs, what with Macca being head honcho and all, and he accumulated many of these cuts while working with that band. Going back as far as , and using the original Wings lineup on a couple of tracks, Laine adds songs here and there along the way in a patchwork quilt sort of way to fill up Japanese Tears.
While everything is interesting here, highlights include a re-recording of "Go Now" and the title cut which tells the story of a Japanese fan's reaction to the Wings tour which was canceled when Macca got the boot for possessing an illegal substance. Japanese Tears is a look at one of rock's minor league players done well.
Rude Boys. Frankie Valli. The Cars. Bruce Springsteen. First Class. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. No customer reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Silver 8. Say You Don't Mind 9. Lovers Light Guess I'm Only Fooling Nothing To Go By I Would Only Smile Japanese Tears is the third album by guitarist Denny Laine , released shortly before the demise of Paul McCartney 's band Wings , of which Laine was a member.
The album was released in In January , Wings planned a tour of Japan. However, upon the band's arrival at the airport in Japan, Paul McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession. And you can un-subscribe with one click at any time. UK album chart. Click here for more info. Also including Guess I'm Only Fooling, which also appeared onthe album. Comes complete with the original picture insert, with lyrics on the reverse. The insert has only minimal wear whilst the vinyl is in 'near as new' condition TRSH There is a wealth of information about the songwriting partnership of McCartney and Laine in the two volumes of my books:.
I had the pleasure to interview Denny Laine on my radio show last year and I found him to be very personable. His ego was minimum which made it easy to ask about other people he had worked with.
Elvis challenged him. Thanks, John. Yes, McCartney needs somebody to challenge him and bring out the best. I even think that Jeff Lynne undoubtedly helped raise the game with Flaming Pie. I did analyse The Note You Never Wrote in my first book, but not yet in this blog, so I might give a go some time soon.The Denny Laine Band - Weep for Love (Toshiba Records, ) Denny Laine, Paul McCartney & Friends - In Flight (Breakaway Records, ) Denny Laine - Japanese Tears (Teichiku Records Co., Japanese CD reissue,) Denny Laine & Friends - Danger Zone (LaserLight Records, ) Denny Laine - Go Now (Excerpts) (Prime Cuts, ).