I've been a Beatles fan for the vast majority of my life. I far prefer the music from the "red album" era than what came later. "Why Don't We Do It In the Road" stands out to me as one of the worst of the Beatles songs. The Beatles should have been quite embarrassed to have released this. It sounds like Paul is doing a mic check. The lyrics are reminiscent of "Baby's first song." Tony Sheridan has claimed that he was able to hear many of the earliest Lennon-McCartney originals, and claimed they were nothing like "Love Me Do" and "Thank You Girl" etc., suggesting they were more like this apparently, but I don't believe him. "Why Don't You Do It In the Road" couldn't be from any earlier than 1967, and is probably from 1968. The music is also very simple. It sounds as if Paul is playing everything himself, and the book The Beatles on Record makes this claim. Most sources claim Ringo is playing the drums here. However, the drumming is more Paul's style. Apparently Ringo claimed to be playing the drums in interviews? I recall John saying later he was "hurt" not to have been allowed(?) to take part. Personally, I would think not playing on the track would be a badge of pride.