The only album credited to Paul AND Linda McCartney, Ram was the second of two albums that Paul released between quitting the Beatles and forming his own band, Wings. Paul and Linda recorded it in New York with guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken, as well as future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell.
Its release coincided with a period of bitter times between Paul McCartney and John Lennon, who picked up on the verbal slights in the lyrics on “Too Many People.” Paul later confirmed that the lines “Too many people preaching practices” and “You took your lucky break and broke it in two,” were directed at John.
Although trashed by the critics, Ram topped the national albums charts in the U.S., Britain, the Netherlands and Canada, where it spent over five months in the Top 10 and went platinum. Three singles were issued from Ram: “The Back Seat of My Car,” “Eat at Home.” And “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” which became McCartney's first number 1 hit in America.