- Album This song officially appears on the Sound City: Real to Reel Official album.
- Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 2012 (Paul McCartney was 70 years old)
This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions
Early April 2012
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“Cut Me Some Slack” is a song written by Paul McCartney and ex-members from Nirvana, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
Dave Grohl had the idea of creating a documentary about the history of the Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles (where Nirvana recorded its album Nevermind in 1991). He invited various artists to record the soundtrack, including Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear wrote and recorded “Cut Me Some Slack” during a 3-hours jam.
Dave [Grohl] asked me to come along for a jam with some mates. Dave suggested maybe doing something like ‘Long Tall Sally’ but I thought maybe we should just make something up.Paul McCartney – From For Whom The Bell Tells, December 31, 2012
We walked in; we jammed the song. It just came out of nowhere. The best songs happen that way. We recorded it live and put a vocal over it and that was it. It was three hours and it was perfect.Dave Grohl – From NME, January 17, 2013
From For Whom The Bell Tells, December 31, 2012:
Along with Dave, Paul found himself jamming with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. “They were saying how good it felt to be back together. I said, ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’ Someone whispered to me, ‘That’s Nirvana’, I couldn’t believe it.”Stuart Bell
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear premiered the song during the Concert For Sandy Relief, on December 12, 2012. Two days after, on December 14, 2012, the studio version was published on YouTube.
At the 56th Grammy Awards held on January 26, 2014, “Cut Me Some Slack” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.
Last updated on December 8, 2020
Did your mama, set me free?
Oh mama, let me be
Oh mama, watch me run
Mama, I wanna have some fun
Well mama, don't let me down
Mama, wanna go to town
If you wanna stick around you gotta cut me some slack
I'?m gonna hit the road again and not come back
Wooo, Wooo, Wooo, Woo
Mama, let me be
Oh now mother, set me free
C?mon c?mon c?mon c?mon watch me run
Oh, Mama, I just want to have some fun
Oh, set me free
Let me be
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Officially appears on
Official album • Released in 2013
4:38 • Studio version • A
- Paul McCartney :
- Cigar box guitar, Vocals
- Dave Grohl :
- Backing vocals, Drums
- Krist Novoselic :
- Bass guitar
- Pat Smear :
- James Brown :
- John Lousteau :
- Butch Vig :
- Jim Scott :
- Session Recording:
- Early April 2012
- Studio :
- Studio 606 West, Northridge, Los Angeles, USA
Unofficial live • Released in 2018
Live • L1
Unofficial album • Released in 2015
5:01 • Live • L2
“Cut Me Some Slack” has been played in 3 concerts and 1 soundchecks.
Latest concerts where Cut Me Some Slack has been played
Dec 15, 2012 • USA • New York City • NBC Studios • TV show
Dec 12, 2012 • USA • New York • Madison Square Garden