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Magneto And Titanium Man

Album This song officially appears on the Venus and Mars Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1976

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Magneto and Titanium Man” is the B-side song to Wings’ single, “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” in 1975.

The song is in narrative form, and includes the Marvel Comics characters Magneto, Titanium Man, and the Crimson Dynamo in its story. When asked his opinion of the song decades after its release, Stan Lee (who co-created all three characters) said he thought it was “terrific”.

The song was included in the setlist for the band’s 1975/1976 world tours. While it was performed, comic art of the characters created by Jack Kirby were projected onto the large screen behind the band. McCartney, a Marvel Comics fan and comic book fan in general, contacted Marvel Comics to hire Kirby for the backdrop art. On the L.A. leg of the tour, McCartney gave Kirby front row seats and back stage passes (his daughter was a big Wings and Beatles fan), and Kirby backstage gave Paul and Linda an original comic drawing he did of them.

The song can be heard coming from a radio, creating an argument during a scene in the 1976 Mike Leigh play Nuts in May.

 

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Last updated on July 14, 2016

Lyrics

Well I was talking last night
Magneto and Titanium Man…
We were talking about you, babe
Oo–They said–

You was involved in a robbery
That was due to happen
At a quarter to three
In the main street.

I didn't believe them
Magneto and Titanium Man…
But when the Crimson Dynamo
Finally assured me, well, I knew

You was involved in a robbery
That was due to happen
At a quarter to three
In the main street

So we went out
Magneto and Titanium Man…
And the Crimson Dynamo
Came along for the ride

We went to town with the library
and we swung all over that
long tall bank in the main street.

Well there she were and to my despair
She's a five-star criminal
Breaking the code

Magneto said “Now the time has come”
“To gather our forces and RUN!!!”
Oh no…..
This can't be so…..

And then it occurred to me!

You couldn't be bad...
Magneto was mad!
Titanium too!
And the Crimson Dynamo
Just couldn't cut it no more
YOU WERE THE LAW…

Officially appears on


Venus and Mars

Official album • Released in 1975

3:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Moog, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Clarinet
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar
Joe English:
Drums
Alan O'Duffy:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes:
Assistant mixing engineer

Wings Over America

Official live • Released in 1976

3:21 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Keyboard, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


Venus And Mars (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:21 • Studio versionA


Wings Over America - Archive Collection

Official live • Released in 2013

3:22 • LiveL1.2013 • 2013 remaster

Paul McCartney:
Keyboard, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Bass, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer
Guy Massey:
Remastering
Steve Rooke:
Remastering
Simon Gibson:
Remastering

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

3:21 • Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 8

Unofficial album

3:08 • Studio version


Venus And Mars Outtakes Are Alright Tonight

Unofficial album

3:26 • Outtake


Great Lost Takal Master

Unofficial live • Released in 1996

3:55 • Live

Concert From the concert in Landover, USA on May 15, 1976


Wings Over Boston

Unofficial live • Released in 2000

4:27 • Live

Concert From the concert in Boston, USA on May 22, 1976


Venus And Mars Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2001

3:15 • Studio version


Live performances

“Magneto And Titanium Man” has been played in 60 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Magneto And Titanium Man” has been played








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