Paul & Linda McCartney, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey [Single] (1971)
We’ve just put the cheap wee replica red record player in Oscar’s room – he’s into it. Well into it. He’s got all the 50c singles and my grandfather’s old classical EPs and he gets right into it. He’s pretty careful really – consider he’s a reckless lunatic most of the time. He’s really into watching the singles spin – and he’ll do some great interpretive dancing. I bought this single for a fiver – the spare change I had on me – figuring Oscar would love it, Beatles nut that he is. All I had to say was Paul McCartney. But I think – probably – I really bought this for myself. I love Ram – so much so I bought the Mono version – and Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is a song that I connect to my childhood, to my father’s version of the Ram album and to hearing on the car radio, to always being somewhat baffled by it. Now I hear it as one of many examples on the Ram album where McCartney was stitching together his version of a thing/tribute. Always loved Too Many People too – now that’s a damn fine b-side. So, this is in Oscar’s room for now – but I think I’ll steal it back.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Sample Track 2: (Side B): Too Many People
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