Let Me Roll It
|"Let Me Roll It"|
|Single by Paul McCartney and Wings|
|from the album Band on the Run|
|Released||15 February 1974|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney|
|Wings singles chronology|
|Band on the Run track listing|
"Let Me Roll It" is a song by Wings released on the 1973 album Band on the Run. The song was also released as the B-side to "Jet" in early 1974, and has remained a staple of McCartney's live concerts since it was first released.
Some critics, such as Rolling Stone's Jon Landau, saw the song as a pastiche of John Lennon's sound, particularly the riff and the use of tape echo on the vocals. McCartney, however, didn't intend the song to be a pastiche of Lennon. He did say the vocal "does sound like John. ... I hadn't realised I'd sung it like John."
"Let Me Roll It" was performed regularly by Wings' during their Over the World tour. McCartney performed the song again during his New World Tour, and it has been a part of every tour since. He has also included live versions of the song on several live albums, including Wings over America, Paul Is Live, Back in the U.S. (and Back in the World), and Good Evening New York City.
- Paul McCartney – lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
- Linda McCartney – backing vocals, Hammond organ
- Denny Laine – backing vocals, guitar
Personnel per The Beatles Bible.
- McCartney, Paul, Band on the Run: 25th Anniversary Edition, disc two, track 14
- "Let Me Roll It". The Beatles Bible. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- DeRiso, Nick. "Top 10 Wings Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
- "BBC - Music - Review of Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City". BBC.