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Ram album artwork - Paul and Linda McCartney

Written by: McCartney
Recorded: 16 October 1970; March-April 1971
Producer: Paul and Linda McCartney

Released: 21 May 1971 (UK), 17 May 1971 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar
Linda McCartney: backing vocals
David Spinozza: acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Denny Seiwell: drums, tambourine

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This to me is a solidly inspired song, easily among my favorites on Ram and possibly in my top 30 post-Beatles McCartney songs. Paul's vocals are superb, ranging from cool to screaming hot and in-between warm. The instrumentation is crisp and slick, yet country-funky at the same time. The lyrics are scintillatingly amusing.

Paul puts Linda's charmingly vanilla flat voice to good use here. Love the tempo change at the end.

Also nice is the blending from the ending of "Too Many People " with Paul whispering something before his introductory "Well..............." / and the final bouncy acoustic guitar riffs merging into the the tape-modified running water of acoustic piano arpeggios heralding the beginning Fender Rhodes chords of "Ram On ".

I've played along to this song's satisfying A7-D-E7 blues vamp with my idiosyncratic bass plucking on my acoustic guitar about 100 times over the years.

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This song is nasty. The third verse breakdown inspired me as much as anything i’ve ever heard. “But he can’t run” drops into a Bill Withers style change. 

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sir walter raleigh said
This song is nasty. The third verse breakdown inspired me as much as anything i’ve ever heard. “But he can’t run” drops into a Bill Withers style change. 


That breakdown has always reminded me of The Black Keys as well (or rather, The Black Keys remind me of this)

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