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"Old Siam, Sir
" is a hard rock single from Wings
Wings were a British-American rock group formed in 1971 by Paul McCartney, Denny Laine and Linda McCartney that remained active until 1981....
' 1979 album, Back to the Egg
Back to the Egg is the seventh and final studio album by Wings, released in 1979. It is also Wings' first album for Columbia Records after leaving long-time United States distributor Capitol Records in 1978...
. It was the A-side of the UK version of the single, reaching No. 35. The B-side in the UK was also a track from the album, "Spin it On". "Old Siam, Sir" was also the B-side of the US single "Arrow Through Me
"Arrow Through Me" is an R&B/soft rock song by Wings. The song with its Fender Rhodes bassline is reminiscent of Stevie Wonder music. It was the A-side of the third US single released from Back to the Egg and peaked at #29. The B-side was "Old Siam, Sir", which was the A-side of the first UK single...
Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist. Her father and mother were Lee Eastman and Louise Sara Lindner Eastman....
initially developed the main riff that evolved into this song. Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles and Wings , McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100...
then further the expanded that basic riff—along with guitarist Denny Laine
Denny Laine is an English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, guitarist, and lead singer of The Moody Blues' 1965 debut album "The Magnificent Moodies"; and, later, best known for his role as co-founder of Wings...
—into a full song, recording an instrumental demo for it called "Super Big Heatwave". The unsubstantiated rumour that Linda played drums on this track is false; the drumming was handled by then-regular Wings' drummer Steve Holley.