C Moon

Album: All The Best (1972)
Charted: 5
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  • Released as the B-side to "Hi Hi Hi," McCartney explained that the song's title is said to be the opposite of the '60s expression "L-7," meaning "a square" or an unhip person. A C Moon forms a circle, which is said be cool. McCartney heard the expression in the song "Wooly Bully," where they sing, "Let's not be L-7, come and learn to dance."
  • The promotional video for this song featured members of the band in shirts with the letter C connected to a crescent moon drawing. >>
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    Jk - Elmwood Park, IL, for above 2
  • As "Hi Hi Hi" was banned in Britain, this got a lot of airplay resulting in a Top 5 placing in the UK singles chart.
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Comments: 7

  • Paula from Portland, Oregon I love the trumpet mix - it sounds all dreamy! I often set my iPod to shuffle songs and always have to play this one 2 or 3 times when it comes on. Forty-four years after it comes out I learn what L7 means :o)
  • Erin from Fargo, NdI think they left in, "Is that the intro I should have been in?" because that was probably the best take they got of the song, even though he flubbed the entrance.
  • Britt from Boston, MaEven though this isn't Paul's best work, I still think it's a catchy and bubbly song. There is a part in the song, i believe at..3:18.. where his voice is beautiful. I always fast forward to that part, it's lovely :)
  • Bruno from Lima, PeruIn the "McCartney years" DVD Paul says that Johnny Marr, of The Smiths, said to him that this is his favourite song. Furthermore, Paul says that on the session and also on the video the members of the band played other instruments than their usuals: Denny Laine played the bass, Henry McCullough (guitar player) played the drums and Denny Seiwell (drummer) played the xilofon and the trumpet.
  • Sam from Hipsville, CaIt's an o.k. song, but i think i like the flipside more.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandYes, the first line of the song is: "Is that the intro I should have been in?", as though it was a jaunty outtake which was left in for a laugh. This sounds a bit contrived to my ears.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaNot one of McCartney's better efforts. Apparently, he likes the song though, because he tends to include it in retrsopectives and "best ofs" and performed it live in his concerts in the early 2000s. At the show I was at, the audience was quite subdued during this one. But I suppose we must give Paul his indulgences.
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