Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram (Apple, 1971)

Ram 1

Goddammit if I don’t love a singing bassist, plus Paul and I share a similar reverence for and complete fucking worship of black music, but the fact is he’s always seemed pretty bitchy to me and I can’t get past it. (Michael Jackson bought your shit? Here’s your bottle and blankie. Welcome to the music business.) The first 2 minutes of “Band on the Run” are pretty sweet but then I change the station, I can guarantee I’ll never buy a Wings record, and I laugh and laugh when I think about the musical year 1971 – Ram came out in May, upon which John Lennon said OH OK BITCH HERE YOU GO and released Imagine in September. Still, this is a sweet, harmless record with a cover that I’ve been itching to recreate for a while now. I also don’t regret buying this stuffed ram ‘cause now I can finally do that Black Sheep cover.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram (Apple, 1971)

  1. Big Rollo Smokes

    VAN DAMN!

    The McCartneys obviously aren’t your musical Flavors of the Month.

    Whatever about his sour grapes beef with Mike. If SIr Paul is an alleged d-bag (and I have always thought the same, given he’s had to bear most of the weight of the Beatles’ legacy since 12-08-1980) I’d like to believe he has earned some level of redemption with that Stevie Wonder duet. That one gave six-year-old me lots of listening pleasure, and later the gumption to mimic the Other Blind Genius at a Catholic school talent show. Please give him some partial credit for that one.

    Oh, and if you could put aside your disapproval of McCartney for a bit, I’d like to see a recreation of the subsequent album Tug of War. Pretty please, with a bright red cherry on top. :D

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