Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear "Cut Me Some Slack" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:32:25
In a dream collaboration, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear unleash a whirlwind of swaggering energy on "Cut Me Some Slack". It's not simply the musicians' respective pedigrees that draw attention to the track; it's the fact that it feels so goddamn alive.
After the impressive live debut at the 12-12-12 benefit, "Cut Me Some Slack" had everybody talking online and in real life, rightfully so. However, this isn't just McCartney fronting Nirvana. It's a beast all its own.
The first sliver released from Sound City - Real to Reel—the collection of original jams recorded for Grohl's Sound City documentary—"Cut Me Some Slack" touts a teetering blues riff, wildly wonderful vocals from McCartney, and Grohl's signature stomp behind the kit. The song remains "heavy", but in a different way. The film, set to debut at Sundance, pays homage not only to the legendary Sound City Studio but a bygone era of real, unbridled rock 'n' roll. That's exactly what "Cut Me Some Slack" is.
One of the best rock songs this decade, hearing the words, "If you want to stick around, you gotta cut me some slack" feels utterly invigorating. Rock is as alive as ever and these four gentlemen wouldn't have it any other way.
Did you dig the song? Are you a fan of 'Sirvana'?