Tuesday, 1 April 2008

"Play That Funky Music (White Boy)" - Wild Cherry, 1976

According to a recent report in one of Britain's tabloid newspapers, Sir Paul McCartney and his ex-wife Heather Mills made a rap record while they were married. Reportedly, the track was called "Disability Rap", and it featured Heather rapping the lines: "It's been hard, other children can be cruel. Teasing and tormenting - freak, weirdo, retard. What do they know?"

Sir Paul reportedly hated the original idea but agreed, after strong persuasion by Heather, to help her with the recording by providing backing vocals and assisting with the arrangement. According to the report, he eventually convinced her "to see sense", and the recording remained a secret until recently.

Too bad the British press didn't keep this one under "raps" for good...



At 02 April, 2008 19:51 , Blogger Expatmum said...

Interesting that she didn't lose her leg till she was an adult, so what would she know about being teased as a child? Yet another example of her over-active imagination.

At 03 April, 2008 08:12 , Blogger Janet said...

Expatmum, I had PRECISELY that same thought. Must have been her personality disability that got her teased...


At 03 April, 2008 11:55 , Blogger Milky Bar Kid said...

Is this a Lord Celery April Fool?

At 03 April, 2008 13:04 , Blogger Janet said...

MBK -- sadly, I don't think so, as the story was published a day or so before the 1st of April.



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