You got a small introduction to the Ram album yesterday with our discussion of Too Many People as it related to the on-going feud between Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Today, we feature Ram as our album of the week. I mentioned yesterday that Too Many People was my second favorite song from the album…let’s listen to my favorite.
OK….I know this is a silly little ditty but what can I say. I liked it in 1971 and I still like it today, no apologies on my part.
In general, Ram was not initially very well received by the critics (or by the other Beatles who all seemed to chime in with disparaging remarks) but opinions seem to have changed over time. As noted on Paul’s website: “Despite an initially lukewarm Rolling Stone review, it was later hailed by them as one of his best solo albums. As I have said many times in the past, who really cares what the critics think…all that really matters is whether you like it or not. So…here is the entire album. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
By the way, if you are lucky enough to have some spare change laying around you might want to checkout a deluxe book edition of Ram that was released this month with 4 CDs, a DVD, and a book. In the US it goes for around $90 (US) so I don’t think I will be getting it. If any of you buy it, let the rest of us know what you think.