Paul McCartney: ‘I was getting ready to lose the plot’
Paul McCartney has revealed the turmoil behind the making of his second solo album Ram, in an all-new interview in the latest Uncut, out on Thursday, April 26.
The record, credited to Paul and Linda McCartney and originally released in 1971, was written and recorded at a time when the bassist was locked in a lawsuit with the other Beatles and being hounded by the press.
In the all-new interview, McCartney explained that his marriage and his farm on the remote Kintyre peninsula in Scotland kept him sane, saying: “Linda encouraged me not to get too down… I was getting ready to lose the plot.
“I think we’d both had enough of cities. It was a big relief to escape.”
Ram, reissued on May 21, was recorded just before McCartney filed a lawsuit against the other Beatles to dissolve their partnership.
In the new issue of Uncut, the legend explains the background to the court action, and also clarifies the extent of the jibes aimed at John Lennon in songs like “Too Many People”.
The new issue of Uncut, dated June 2012, is in shops from Thursday, April 26.
Picture: © Paul McCartney. Photographer: Linda McCartney.