He’s known for his mega hits with The Beatles and having a successful music career in his own right.
And fans of Sir Paul McCartney will be able to enjoy the star’s quirkiest move in his music career – as a recording of Macca munching carrots and celery has been released.
The Hey Jude hitmaker, 79, first recorded the sound 20 years ago for the band Super Furry Animals to use as a backing track on their song, Receptacle For The Respectable.
Going green: Fans of Sir Paul McCartney will be able to enjoy the star’s quirkiest move in his music career – as a recording of Macca munching carrots and celery has been released
The isolated audio has now been released to celebrate the 20-year anniversary edition of the band’s album, Rings Around The World.
A source told The Sun: ‘Admittedly, this is no Hey Jude.
‘But it might provide some nice background noise for a true Beatles fan. Or a vegan.’
The quirky collaboration came about after Macca met the band at an awards show, and after allegedly ‘playing’ celery on Beach Boys’ 1967 song Vegetables, the star agreed to lend his chewing skills for their track.
Unexpected: Sir Paul made a recording of himself muching on some food 20 years ago and gave it to Welsh band Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals keyboardist Cian Ciarán said: ‘He was going to come to the studio and then decided not to for some reason.
‘So, we sent him stereo backing tracks so he could keep time, then he sent the tape back with a message that started with a really dodgy Welsh accent. Then he goes “I hope you like it’ – the next thing you know you just hear this chewing sound!”‘
This food-related news comes after it emerged last month that Sir Paul once treated fans to fish and chips after he was late arriving to an intimate Liverpool gig.
The musician whose career has spanned more than 60 years, is said to have gifted fans free food and hot drinks after he was late arriving for a small show at the O2 Academy Liverpool in December 2010 following his then world tour.
New release: The Super Furry Animals (pictured 2001) have reissued their album Rings Around The World for a 20-year celebration and have included the star chewing
According to Liverpool Echo, Paul and his band were hit by delays when travelling from London for the intimate gig, where 1,200 tickets sold out in just six seconds, and ticketless fans waited outside to catch a glimpse of the star.
Due to the delay and fans queuing in the cold weather in December, Paul is said to have treated those outside without tickets and gig-goers to free fish and chips and hot beverages from a nearby burger van.
Meanwhile, the Beatles legend made a cameo in a trailer for Mark Ronson’s new Apple TV+ documentary Watch the Sound – set for release on July 30, which explores stories behind music and sound creation.
Mark, 45, took to Twitter to post a clip of the upcoming show which he captioned: ‘THIS IS ONE OF MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS.
Cameo: It comes as The Beatles legend, 79, made a cameo in a trailer for Mark Ronson’s new Apple TV+ documentary Watch the Sound – set for release on July 30, which explores stories behind music and sound creation
‘I went and talked to some of the greatest legends and exciting trailblazers to find out how they made the sounds and the songs that changed the course of music.
‘From McCartney to Charli to Preemo, some of my favourite people are here revealing the magic behind the craft. This is such a soulful journey too. I’m so excited to share this. #WatchTheSound premieres July 30 on Apple TV+.’
In the trailer, it sees Mark ask Paul: ‘Where did you actually sample the seagulls?’ which appeared to be in reference to The Beatles’ 1966 hit Tomorrow Never Knows.
Live And Let Fry: In Paul’s career, which has spanned more than 60 years, he once treated fans to free food and hot drinks after he was late arriving for an intimate gig at the O2 Academy Liverpool in December 2010 following his then world tour (pictured in 2019)
To which Paul jokes: ‘I think it’s just me, pure genius Mark’ with the producer replying: ‘Pure genius, I meant.’
A different part of the trailer sees Paul in a recording studio with Mark as he strums on a guitar.
Other musicians featured in the documentary include the likes of Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Charli XCX – to name a few.
Paul released his latest album McCartney III in December, having written and recorded it during lockdown.
Music secrets: It comes as the Beatles legend made a cameo in a trailer for Mark Ronson’s new Apple TV+ documentary Watch the Sound, which is set for release on July 30
Hit: In the trailer, it sees Mark ask Paul: ‘Where did you actually sample the seagulls?’ which appeared to be in reference to The Beatles’ 1966 hit Tomorrow Never Knows (pictured in 1963)
In a BBC chat with actor Idris Elba, the crooner admitted he ‘didn’t realise’ what he was creating when he did it.
He said: ‘[In] lockdown everyone cleaned out their cupboards and did all the stuff they’d been meaning to get around to. So [making an album] was my equivalent.
‘I wasn’t trying to make an album. So suddenly I had these 10 songs, I thought, ‘What am I going to do with these?’ It was just the 10 because I didn’t know I was making an album.’
Mega star: Paul, pictured bottom left, rose to fame with (left to right) George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr in the 1960s
- Paul McCartney fans can hear a newly-released track… of him munching on celery