Artist: Paul & Linda McCartney
Single: A-side from the single "The Back Seat of My Car"
Format: 7" vinyl 45
Composer: Paul McCartney
UK Release: 08/13/71 - Catalog: Apple R 5914
Producers: Paul & Linda McCartney
Engineers: Tim, Ted, Phil, Dixson, Armin and Jim
Paul McCartney: Bass, Guitars, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney: Backing Vocals
Hugh McCracken: Guitars
Denny Seiwell: Drums
"The Back Seat of My Car" is a song by Paul McCartney which ends the Ram album and was released as a single in the UK - peaking at #39. John Lennon felt that this song, among others on the album, was directed at him; in particular, he perceived the protagonists who sing "We believe that we can't be wrong" to be himself and Yoko Ono.
McCartney first presented this song in a very late period Beach Boys style for The Beatles' consideration at the 14 January 1969 Let It Be sessions at Twickenham studios. George and John were not yet in the studio and Ringo was on his drums. Paul had the melody in place but the lyrics weren't finished. He vocalized to Ringo what he thought the drums should be.
Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song demonstrated the "imaginative and gorgeous" arrangements on Ram and called the song its "sad, soaring finale."
1. "UK Top 40 Chart Archive". http://www.everyhit.com. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review of Ram"". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9frxqq5ldse. Retrieved 2009-09-02.