Old Siam, Sir

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"Old Siam, Sir"
Old Siam, Sir cover.jpg
Single by Wings
from the album Back to the Egg
B-side"Spin It On"
Released1 June 1979 (1979-06-01) (UK)
Format7-inch single
Recorded23 July 1978
GenreHard rock
Length4:14
LabelParlophone/EMI (UK)
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)
Wings singles chronology
"Goodnight Tonight"
(1979)
"Old Siam, Sir"
(1979)
"Getting Closer"
(1979)

"Old Siam, Sir" is a hard rock single from Wings' 1979 album, Back to the Egg. It was the A-side of the UK version of the single, reaching No. 35.[1] 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".

Recording[edit]

Wings drummer Steve Holley, while playing keyboards during a studio session, developed a chord sequence that was eventually used in the instrumental section of the song.[2] Paul McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine later recorded an instrumental demo for the song called "Super Big Heatwave".

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. ^ Exclusive: Ex-Wings guitarist, Laurence Juber, talks about attending 'Paul McCartney University' « Daytrippin' Beatles Magazine