Episode 5 – Red Rose Speedway

In 1972-73, Wings is making progress, and their second album is a considerable improvement over their first. Originally planned as a double LP, Red Rose Speedway is a modest hit and yields a number one single, “My Love.” As with Ram, however, the leftovers are as interesting as the album itself. Ryan and Chris provide a guided tour of the Red Rose Speedway that never was.

Listen to the MP3 audio now (191.4 MB, 83:28)

An error regarding the attribution of the saxophone solo on “Leave It” is corrected in Episode 12 Tug of War. The solo is played by Tony Coe, not Paul McCartney.

Discussion includes:
“Big Barn Bed”
“My Love”
“Get on the Right Thing”
“Only One More Kiss”
“Little Lamb Dragonfly”
“Single Pigeon”
“When The Night”
“Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)”
“Medley: Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut”
“The Mess”
“Bridge Over The River Suite”
“C Moon”
“Hi Hi Hi”
“Mama’s Little Girl”
“Thank You Darling”
“Night Out”
“Seaside Woman”
“Best Friend”
“I Would Only Smile”
“Jazz Street”
“I Lie Around”
“Henry’s Blues”


  1. Great podcast on what I consider his finest album! I’d love to contribute to a future podcast on album you haven’t covered yet. Check out my McCartney/Wings Thesis I wrote for Graduate School in the U.K.


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