The 12 Weirdest Paul McCartney Songs

Explore the mad-genius side of the silly-love songsmith

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"Check My Machine" (1980)

With Wings on the verge of breaking up, McCartney went to his Scottish farm and messed around in his home studio, making a slew of songs heavy on synthesizers and sonic experimentation that would become McCartney II. This was the first one of the batch, although it was ultimately relegated to a B-side. It starts with sampled voices and moves on to a loping reggae beat, with McCartney manipulating the pitch of his own voice until he almost sounds like a Chipmunk.

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