Album: Al Green Gets Next To You.
While he’s best-known for singing ballads so silky smooth you could wear them as nighties, Al Green also kicked out classic Stax soul like the early fucksong “I’m A Ram.”
Over a drumbeat so down and dirty it puts the “FU” into funk, Al just wants you to know two things:
- He’s a ram.
- He’s gonna get next to you.
Unspoken, but implicit inside every beat, guitar lick and vocal utterance: after getting next to you, Al will then proceed to get over you, get under you and get behind you. And that’s just for starters.
I guess you could call “I’m A Ram” a double entendre, but Al clearly has multiple entendres in mind.
Fan-made Video for “I’m a Ram”
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