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Eric Stewart, from CultureSonar, December 3, 2018:

Q: You are one of a handful of people to write with McCartney after Lennon. He had written with Linda and Denny Laine and would later write with Elvis Costello. How was it different than writing with Graham Gouldman and Lol Creme?

A: Lol’s a bit wilder with his work. He’d come in and say something, which might make you stop. Then you would say, “Life! It is a minestrone!” The ups and downs of life, summed up in a title! He had some nice riffs too. I loved playing guitar on Godley and Creme songs like “Rubber Bullets”… That was a song that was written about American prisons, where you would shoot a rubber bullet to hurt — but not kill — an inmate. It came out when rubber bullets were being used in Northern Ireland. Lol could come out with lines that started the musical bent… Lol was very creative. Paul could be like that. You’ve probably heard this story: I went to his place telling him how beautiful it was walking through three feet of snow with the sun shining. He started singing “it’s beautiful outside” which became “Footprints.” An amazing experience for me! The second track on my album [Eric Stewart / 10cc: Anthology] is “Code of Silence” which came about when Paul was in my music room. He had come around for lunch. We went to the music room where I could go to record. He started playing a beautiful string section, then put down an electric piano part. I said it was brilliant, and he left it with me. I did the vocal and sent it to him. He liked it and said, “hope I get credit” [laughs]. He did put the backing down, so, of course, he did!

Last updated on March 18, 2019

Songs written or co-written by Eric Stewart


Angry

Officially appears on Press To Play


Code of Silence

Officially appears on Mirror Mirror



Footprints

Officially appears on Press To Play


Hanglide

Officially appears on Press / It's Not True


However Absurd

Officially appears on Press To Play


Move Over Busker

Officially appears on Press To Play


Pretty Little Head

Officially appears on Press To Play


Stranglehold

Officially appears on Press To Play


Albums, EPs & Singles by Eric Stewart contributed to


Tug Of War

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Electric guitar, Backing vocals, Guitar • 8 songs


Take It Away

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Backing vocals • 1 songs


Pipes Of Peace

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Backing vocals, Electric guitar • 7 songs


Say Say Say

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Backing vocals • 1 songs


Give My Regards To Broad Street

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Backing vocals, Guitar, Vocals • 2 songs


We All Stand Together

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Backing vocals • 1 songs


Spies Like Us

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Backing vocals • 1 songs


Press To Play

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Backing vocals, Synthesizers, Keyboards • 11 songs


Stranglehold / Angry

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Backing vocals • 1 songs



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