‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ was the b-side of ‘Another Day’, Paul McCartney’s debut solo single.
The songs were both recorded during the Ram album sessions, but were kept aside for the standalone single.
Ram had a mostly laid-back, bucolic sound, and the bluesy rocker ‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ would have sounded out of place. As a b-side, however, it was perfect, and it remains one of McCartney’s lesser-known and underrated tracks.
It remains one of my favorite tracks from that period. The drums’ sound was amazing, one of the best from CBS Studios. It was not a jam, Paul brought the tune in and Spinozza played electric. Then Paul and I played shakers and percussion.
Paul McCartney Recording Sessions (1969-2013), Luca Perasi
If David Spinozza performed on the song, his guitar part was likely re-recorded by Hugh McCracken at a later date, as suggested by the Ram 2012 reissue’s sleeve notes.
‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ was remixed in 2005 for the Twin Freaks album.