The Paul McCartney Project

Check My Machine

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Waterfalls / Check My Machine 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1980
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Lyrics

(Spoken) Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones
But Names Will Never Hurt Me
Check My Machine
Check Check Check Check Check My Machine
Check My Machine
Check Check Check Check Check My Machine

(Repeat) -

I Got A Woman A Long Time Ago
I Had Trouble
I Want You To See What You Can See

Check My Machine
Check Check Check Check Check My Machine
Check My Machine
Check Check Check Check Check My Machine

(Ad Lib)

I Want You To Check Check Check Check Check My Machine Check Check Check Check Check My Machine

(Ad Lib)
Check Check Check Check Check My Machine

Officially appears on


Waterfalls / Check My Machine

7" Single • Released in 1980

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


McCartney II (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

5:53 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


McCartney II - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

5:52 • Studio versionA • Edit

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


McCartney II - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

8:59 • Studio versionA1 • Full Length Version

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.13

Unofficial album

8:57 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


B-Sides Complete Vol. 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

5:48 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


The Lost McCartney Album

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

8:43 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


UK Singles Collection - Volume 02

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

5:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


McCartney II - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

5:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Banjo, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Shaker, Synthesizers, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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