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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

As Paul McCartney and Wings performed in the early ‘70s, a family of mice got on with their lives underneath the stage. At least that was the concept behind The Bruce McMouse Show, a part-animated concert movie that was completed but never released.

It’s been so well hidden, in fact, that little else besides a handful of still drawings from the production had ever escaped from the McCartney vaults. Then the title appeared today as part of an upcoming expanded reissue of Wings' 1973 album Red Rose Speedway. That had many asking, "What was The Bruce McMouse Show?"

In the original hour-long presentation, Wings interacted with the pipe-smoking Bruce McMouse and his family, which included wife Yvonne and their children Soily, Swooney and Swat. Also featured was a blue walrus, harking back to the Beatles track “I Am the Walrus” and the assertion “the walrus was Paul” in “Glass Onion.”



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