This Is Kirk! wrote: seaborgium wrote: Category 13 wrote: seaborgium wrote:
Category 13 wrote:"I also had a problem with the writers pinning a Wings song "from 1977", when Maybe I'm Amazed actually originated in 1970. I wouldn't have buzzed in because I had no idea what the first part of the B&A was on that clue, but I was sitting there scratching my head trying to think of a McCartney song from that year.
Please leave the live version retro-releases in the archives from now on.
It wasn't a Wings song in 1970.
Oh, that's right. Same exact song except Denny Laine played guitar on the '1977' version (recorded on tour in 1976). All the more reason to throw the clue out.
Yeah, seemed like a fine clue to me. Most people are going to be familiar with the 1977 live version that was released as a single. If you know enough that it was also an album track on McCartney's 1970 solo album it seems like you'd also be familiar with the later Wings version.
I've always associated the live version of Maybe I'm Amazed
with the Wings over America LP which was released in 1976. Until the clue in this game, I wasn't even aware that the song was released as it's own single. Even if I'd known that, if you asked me what year that single came out, I'd answer 1976.
It turns out that the song was the only Wings single to be released in the 1977 calendar year (no wonder I was scratching my head).
I suspect that the writers felt there was less chance of confusing it with a different song, had they asked for a 1970 Paul McCartney song. This would be on a par with writing a clue around Got to Get You Into My Life
and refering to it as a '1976 Beatles song'. A convenient separator from any Beatle song from 1966, just because it happened to be retro released ten years later. They (Jeopardy writers) should just stay away from stuff like that. Before & Afters are tricky enough as it is.