First, a preface. I'm a huge McCartney fan and he was my reason for getting interested in bass. For me, so much of his Beatles-era (65 on) basswork epitomizes tasteful playing, and I still am in awe of how he was able to play so melodically and still prop up the song. He's hugely underrated as a bass player, imo. Having said that, his post-Beatles work is a bit of an enigma. I like his Rick 4001 years, and despite how vapid some of his songs were (Silly Love Songs), I _still_ listen to them for the basslines alone. So the mid-70's was a good time for him, bass-wise. Once you get past that, though, it seems pretty hit and miss. After Tug of War in 82 up until the Beatles Anthology in 94, I completely lost interest in where he was at, musically. It seems like the Anthology really lit a fire in him and I'm awestruck at the resurgence he's experienced since. I absolutely love Flaming Pie, Driving Rain, Memory Almost Full, and Chaos (I know not everyone agrees) and I find little bass moments in all of these where it seems like Paul is HAPPY to be a bass player again. Maybe I got the feeling in the 80's he saw that as "beneath" him...I dunno. I'm curious what the bass community thinks of this, and if there are any hidden gems from his "Lost Years" in the 80's/90's I should go and revisit. Or, just what you think of his post-Beatles work in general, or which tracks you really enjoyed. "Arrow Through Me" off of Back To the Egg in '79 was another high point for me. Totally different feel, almost like a smokey night club version of McCartney--in a good way. Nice up front bass and great vocals too.