Brad Paisley doesn't like the title of Paul McCartney's new album "Kisses on the Bottom". He calls it terrible, writing on his Twitter, "It's only February, but Sir Paul is an absolute lock for worst album title of the year." He adds, "Actually, maybe all time."
The "Remind Me" singer goes on to criticize Mecca's choice of title for his newly-released album, "It's like he's kidding." The country music crooner continues, "He's got to be kidding. Tell me he's changing the title back to the real one, right? Oh then how we'll laugh and laugh."
"If Paul's album was called 'KissesOnTheBum' it could be about a hobo. But I can't think of even 1 other thing KissesOnTheBottom could even mean. Even 'Kisses on the Butt' would be better, could mean cigarette. Or heck,'kisses on the ass', possibly a beloved pet donkey. But bottom?Nope."
In his next posting, Paisley slams people who work for the former member of The Beatles. "Dear Team of 'Yes Men' surrounding Sir Paul: you really have taken it to a new level. No one said..'uh, Sir,uh..what about..um..hey maybe..'," he states.
"Kisses on the Bottom" was released in the United States on February 7. The title was taken from the lyrics in Fats Waller's "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", one of the classic songs which he covers on the album.
McCartney was very well aware that the title might spark controversy. On why he insisted in using it, he explained to Sunday Times, "I like mischief. It's good for the soul, it's always a good idea - if only because people think it's a bad idea."
He recalled the day he came to the label and told them about the title he wanted to use. "I made the suggestion and got this nervous text from the label which said 'Paul, under no circumstances can we do this'. One of the guys said he felt like he'd been punched in the gut," he said.