In the past ten days I’ve had almost identical conversations with two different people, in two different circumstances, about Paul’s vocal delivery on “Monkberry Moon Delight,” off his second solo LP, 1971’s Ram. This maybe my favorite of Paul’s performance “voices”, as it is rough, quite possibly coke-fueled, and perfect for the tunes energy and tossed off lyrics.
Grapevine: There is rumor that a loose collective of L.A. Eastside based musicians might get together and reinterpret Ram in it’s entirety. Sounds cool. I’ll keep you posted if and when it comes to fruition.
MP3: Paul McCartney :: Monkberry Moon Delight
Amazon: Paul McCartney – Ram