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4 July 2023
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Joe
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‘Old Siam, Sir’ was the lead single from Wings’ final album Back To The Egg in the UK. See more…

The rather fancy-sounding Spirit of Ranachan studio was basically a barn with a control room window at one end of it. Wackiness was the order of the day during this period – garish outfits and the punk and disco era – and they don’t come much wackier than ‘Old Siam, Sir’. If I had to rate the elements of it, I think the lyric would come third to the feel of the song and then the attack of the vocal. I’m doing a bit of alliteration here, playing around with the words – ‘waited’ and ‘Walthamstow’, ‘scouted’ and ‘Scarborough’. I think the reason I’m ever so slightly embarrassed by it is that it doesn’t really make much sense.

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6 November 2021
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really overlooked song of his!

great guitar on this one

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7 November 2021
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I’ve had this song stuck in my head several times over the years.

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8 November 2021
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It’s one of my favourites from his solo career.

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