About “Big Barn Bed”
“Big Barn Bed” is a hidden song by Paul McCartney from his album Ram.
Play the second “Ram On” and just before the song “Back Set Of My Car” starts, you’ll hear the first few lines of “Big Barn Bed”, played on a ukelele and sung by Paul – “Big Barn Bed” starts the very next LP from McCartney which is called Red Rose Speedway.
Ram is the second solo studio album by Paul McCartney (credited to Paul & Linda McCartney), released in 1971. Recorded during a tumultuous period following the breakup of The Beatles, the album features McCartney’s experimentation with various musical styles and genres.
Ram showcases McCartney’s versatility as a songwriter and musician, featuring a mix of catchy pop melodies, folk-influenced tunes, and rock ‘n’ roll energy. The album’s songs cover a wide range of themes, from personal reflections to social commentary.
With its warm and organic production, Ram has a laid-back and intimate feel, inviting listeners into McCartney’s world. The album’s standout tracks include the infectious pop-rock hit “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” the tender ballad “Too Many People,” and the whimsical “Ram On.”
Despite initial mixed reviews from critics, Ram has since become a cult favorite among fans and is recognized as one of McCartney’s most underrated solo works. Its unique blend of catchy melodies, introspective lyrics, and genre-spanning musicality make it a timeless and enjoyable album in McCartney’s discography.
How to find “Big Barn Bed”
On vinyl & CD: Play through “Ram On” (reprise)
Listen to “Big Barn Bed”
“Big Barn Bed” was submitted to HiddenSongs.com by Hank Rybaczewski. Can you add something? Please let us know!