Friday, April 30, 2010
Richard Thompson "The New St George"
Richard Thompson is in my top 2 guitarists ever. This track is from his 1972 debut album "Henry the Human Fly". I was one of the few who bought the album when it was released and I wore it out through repeat playings. RT has the ability to tap deep into the subject he sings about, so that the words resonate with truth and never seem to date. I just wish Id found this video last week for St Georges Day.
"Don't believe pretenders who say they would defend us
While they flash their teeth and wave the other hand is being paid
They choke the air and bleed us, these noble men who lead us
Leave the factory leave the forge and dance to the New St George"