Medicine Jar

Album: Venus And Mars (1975)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was one of the first songs recorded by Paul McCartney's group Wings to feature a another member on all the lead vocals. It is an anti-drug opus sung by lead guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (ex-Thunderclap Newman). Colin Allen, who is a drummer that was in the band Stone The Crows with McCulloch, wrote the lyrics, and McCulloch wrote the music. >>
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    mark - sedalia, MO

Comments: 7

  • Lori I from New York, New YorkJay from Auburn...nothing ironic . Song was NOT about Jimmy
  • Andrew from Miami, FlThis was not the first song wings recorded with another member on lead vocal. It’s like the 10th. They had already done Say You Don’t Mind, I Lie Around, I Would Only Smile, Go Now, No Words, Luxy, and Send Me the Heart with Denny Laine on lead, Henry’s Blues with Henry McCullough on lead, and Seaside Woman and Wide Prairie with Linda. Plus Paul shared vocals with Denny on Picasso’s Last Words and duets with Linda on I Am Your Singer.
  • Buddy from Branford, CtJimmy was a excellent guitarist! He wrote (2) fantastic songs while in Wings as noted by Barry. It is ironic that he had a drug overdose?
    I love is guitar solo in "Maybe I'm Amazed.
  • Ian from Lethbridge, CanadaWings would definitely have a better reputation if this had been one of their most famous hits.
  • Barry from New York, NyJimmy McCulloch contributed one other song to the Wings catalogue, also drug related, the tune "Wino Junko" that was featured on the "Wings at the Speed of Sound" LP.
  • Pete from Ny, NyA great song, certainly the hardest Wings ever rocked. Highly recommended for those kids unfamiliar with Paul's harder edge.
  • Jay from Auburn , CaThe ironic truth is that later - Jimmy McCulloch
    died of a drug overdose.
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