Whilst Tug of War is considered a minor classic, the companion release Pipes of Peace is considered more a steaming pile of turd than a classic of any kind. Though to be honest Pipes of Peace, from now of POP, is not quite as bad as I remember and if you're in the mood for some catchy but vapid pop than it may just be the same. What of Tug of War then? The so called classic - well it's got some great stuff on it, some truly great stuff but it too suffers from the 80's pansy pop period.
Still POP and TOW work well together, largely because many of the tracks on POP didn't quite make the grade for TOW which was originally intended a s a double album. And thanks to the modern playlist you can make a well wicked double album by discarding some tracks from each album - gone is the dreadful, Ebony and Ivory as well as the barking The Man and the quicker we kick Say, Say, Say in it's high pitched bollocks the better. I've also dragged in a couple of tracks from other albums of the same period.
So with the power of these new fangled playlists I present Paul McCartney Granny Style with this double album that I call, Tug of Peace - ROCKING DUDE.
|The 80's was my naff period|
Ok this is a double album and the rules are four sides of five tracks. The album of course needs to be bookended by Tug of War and Tug of Peace to make any sense.
Tug of War
Take it Away
Somebody who Cares
Keep Under Cover
The Pound is Sinking
Stop you Don't Know where she came from (remastered demo)
Dress me up as a Robber
Pipes of Peace (single version)
Through our Love
Only Love Remains
I'll Give you a Ring
No More Lonely Nights
Tug of Peace