November 18, 2008 14:47

Paul McCartney: 'I want to record with Bob Dylan'

Beatles man also reveals his song making tips

Paul McCartney: 'I want to record with Bob Dylan'
Paul McCartney has said he wants to make a record with Bob Dylan.

The former Beatle declared that he thinks the time is right for the two 1960s icons to come together.

"Bob Dylan would be lovely [to collaborate with], because I admire him," he told Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd. "And I was thinking the other day maybe David Byrne, because I like him too."

Meanwhile McCartney also revealed that the lyrics for his new album 'Electric Arguments', which is being released under the name The Fireman, were made up on the spot in the recording studio.

The record, which came from an ongoing series of collaborations with Youth after the pair met when the producer did a mix for McCartney.

"So we went in the studio and we just started to do something different, and because the other two albums had always been on the one chord, like Indian music [humming], we decided we'd stick a couple of other chords in, so it went in a completely different direction," he said of their collaboration.

McCartney added: "Then it kind of seemed like it might need vocals and words, so I said 'But I haven't got any songs', and therefore no words or melodies or anything. So at the risk of humiliation and compete and utter degradation, I went in through the mic and listened to the track that we'd made, and I just started going [singing]…making it up, yes."

The ex-Beatle also spoke about his recent gig in Israel, saying he visited the place where Jesus was born.

McCartney said of the site: "But there is this... just a hole in the ground, and so you go away and you sort of think, and it kind of haunts you, this little black hole. I kept sort of thinking looked more like an ashtray!"

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