at least you are a has been and not just a never was…

This was my introduction to old Loudo in the mid 80‘s. I remember picking it up because of the litany of musicians playing on it. Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Dave Mattacks and others a who’s who of English folk musicians. All playing on an album by a yank.

On playing it I was confronted by a different type of songwriting. Both beautiful and ugly, comedic and tragic, protest and celebratory and totally compelling.

The two songs that stuck with me were Hard Day on the Planet and I Eat Alone. One a timeless song of how we have managed to screw with the planet in so many ways and the other a song of sadness and loneliness.

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