Sixteen Blue

Album: Let It Be (1984)
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  • Paul Westerberg wrote this song for bass player Tommy Stinson, who joined the band at age 12. He felt he could empathize with the tumult he was going through at that difficult age. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John - Levittown, NY

Comments: 4

  • John from Los AngelesI made a whole playlist called 16 Blue, all about the feeling of being scared to start your life as a grown up. This song got it right. This and Answering Machine go together in my mind.
  • Mister Whirly from MinneapolisI stand corrected. I looked at some live video and indeed it is Paul playing the haunting final solo. My respect for his guitar playing, which has always been underrated, just went up another notch.
  • Andy from Omaha, NeActually, the album credits state that "Paul plays 12-string electric, second lead", so it's Paul playing the solo at the end. The solo is also the same as the album version, it's just a different vocal take. Man, I'm a geek
  • Mister Whirly from Minneapolis, MnThe greatest song ever written about being a teenager. The demo version on the 'Let it Be'has the best Bob guitar work on it ever - to this day his playing at the end of the song never fails to give me goosebumps...
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