Paul McCartney - "Early Days" video

Someone needs to inform Johnny Depp that hanging out with ancient, beloved rock stars does not make you cool. Depp didn’t automatically become cool by getting Keith Richards cast in that one Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, and now that he’s shown up in three recent Paul McCartney videos, that doesn’t make him cool, either. Depp was already in McCartney’s videos for “My Valentine” and “Queenie Eye,” and now he’s in director Vincent Haycock’s video for “Early Days,” a song from McCartney’s 2013 album New. Depp’s role in the video is, to be fair, just a brief cameo. Mostly, the black-and-white clip follows the story of two young blues musicians in some idealized version of the midcentury South. Watch it below.

(via Rolling Stone)

New is out now on Hear Music.

Comments (5)
  1. i think hanging out with ancient, beloved rock stars makes him cool.

  2. Maybe someone needs to tell Stereogum writers that propagating ageist bulls**t about people far more talented than these writers will ever know doesn’t make them cool, either.

    …and because the writer hasn’t bothered to research the backdrop to the video: it’s the story of John and Paul, moved from the rough streets of 1950s Liverpool to the rough countryside of the 1950s South. Not diminishing the horrors of poverty and segregation, but some people did manage to have decent lives in that context.

  3. “If hanging out with ancient, beloved rock stars is cool, consider me Miles Davis.” – Johnny Depp

  4. Likely, Sir Paul and Keith Richards consider him cool enough to hang out with him…

  5. Standout track…I love the cover at the beginning of the video. Paul has some grit left to spit.

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