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Paul and Linda McCartney’s RAM, now often referred to by many as the “first indie pop album” had its 50th birthday on May 17, 2021!  To commemorate this important milestone anniversary, join Thalia as she gives “An AKOM Toast!” to RAM at 50!  Happy #RAMiversary! 


Part 1: RAM by Paul and Linda McCartney

  1. Too Many People
  2. 3 Legs
  3. Ram On
  4. Dear Boy
  5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  6. Smile Away
  7. Heart Of The Country
  8. Monkberry Moon Delight
  9. Eat At Home
  10. Long Haired Lady
  11. Ram On
  12. The Back Seat Of My Car


Part 2: "Indie Pop Medley"

  1. “Prairie Fire the Wanders About” by Sufjan Stevens 
  2. "Home Again" by Michael Kiwanuka
  3. “Will Do” by TV on the Radio 
  4. “Where Gravity is Dead,” by Laura Veirs 
  5. “The Infanta” by the Decemberists 
  6. “Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie” 
  7. "Eugene" by Arlo Parks
  8. “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” by the Flaming Lips
  9. "Stella Brown" by Jelani Aryeh
  10. “The Breeze” by Dr. Dog 
  11. “Golden Days” by Whitney 
  12. "Sunrise" by Kenny Elrod
  13. ”Let’s Get Lost” by Elliot Smith 
  14. "Pass the Hours" by MorMor
  15. "Lord Only Knows" by Beck

Part 3: Covers of RAM by various artists

  1. “Dear Boy” cover by Death Cab for Cutie
  2. "Too Many People" cover by Dave Depper
  3.  "The Back Seat of My Car" cover by the Damn Crystals
  4. “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” cover by Novelty Island
  5. "Ram On" cover by Found Wandering
  6. "Zpívám si jen tak" (Heart of the Country) cover by Martha & Tena
  7. “Ram On" instrumental cover by They Might Be Giants
  8. “Monkberry Moon Delight” cover by Robbers on High Street
  9. "Ram On" cover by R. Stevie Moore

Links for RAM covers (not found on Spotify): 

  1. “Dear Boy” cover by Death Cab for Cutie: https://youtu.be/kP3z785ebdY 
  2. “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” cover by Novelty Island: https://youtu.be/mtG9j1T3KcI and https://noveltyisland.bandcamp.com/track/uncle-albert-admiral-halsey-paul-linda-mccartney-cover 
  3. “Ram On" instrumental cover by They Might Be Giants https://youtu.be/ouk7p_ambx8 
  4. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" cover by Holly Henderson: https://youtu.be/9fKg5m5j7M4

  5. "Monkberry Moon Delight" cover by Club Helmbreker https://youtu.be/0m7ydfWqzgk

Spotify Playlist: 


Instrumental covers:

Ryohei Kanayama on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5nrctquJucCKcYLrfB4euxU4RMjeGuu8 

Marcel Lichter on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L3vQrh1Xbeg

joehlers on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mmccz9WzHZk 

Recommendations and mentions:

  1. Understanding McCartney Documentary Series by Breathless345 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kjjqUCvHNIs 
  2. Why Paul McCartney’s RAM is the first Indie Pop Album by Elliot Roberts on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CRZHvvYsc5w
  3. Interview with RAM & Wings drummer Denny Seiwell celebrating Ram On! by Elliot Roberts: https://youtu.be/nx4Lgf-nmKA 
  4. Paul McCartney - Ram (full album) REACTION by Welp Here We Are On YouTube: https://youtu.be/7XU_VpeIUl8
  5. 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything by Apple TV+: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/1971-the-year-that-music-changed-everything/ 

Other Sources:

  1.  Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan, pg 169, and "Book Review: Sticky Fingers" by Dr. Erin Torkelson Weber,  www.beatlebioreview.wordpress.com  
  2. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie: May 7, 2020 quarantine livestream: https://youtu.be/hfLEvRY1kcA
  3. Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie, The Ram Project: https://www.davedepper.com/the-ram-projec
  4. The Damn Crystals on their Pure McCartney project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Gk4KUn-vs
  5. “The Eternal Sunshine of Harry Styles.” Rolling Stone Magazine.  Rob Sheffield.  August 26, 2019. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/harry-styles-cover-interview-album-871568/
  6. “My Favorite Album: Fred Armisen on Paul and Linda McCartney’s ‘RAM.’”  Under the Radar Magazine. Joshua M. Miller. Jun 22, 2020.  http://www.undertheradarmag.com/interviews/my_favorite_album_fred_armisen_on_paul_and_linda_mccartneys_ram
  7. “Another Day: Paul McCartney’s Once-Maligned, Now-Adored ‘Ram’ at 50.”  The Ringer.  Ben Lindbergh.  May 14, 2021. https://www.theringer.com/music/2021/5/14/22435675/paul-mccartney-ram-50th-anniversary-legacy
  8. The All McCartney Podcast.  Interview with Eirik Wangberg. http://www.allmccartneypodcast.com/episodes/2017/5/25/episode-14-pauls-norwegian-connections-fredrik-skavlan-and-eirik-the-norwegian  
  9. Paul McCartney quotes on working with Linda McCartney as a vocalist. RAM Deluxe reissue liner notes.  Released May 2012. https://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/paul-and-linda-mccartneys-legendary-album-ram-set-for-deluxe-reissue 
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