Edgar Broughton Band : Homes Fit For Heroes [1972] [reblog]

from Oannes *
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Ακόμα κι αν η χώρα είναι η Βρετανία, κι ακόμα κι αν η εποχή είναι τα early ’70s, μια χαρά αφορά κι εμάς το άσμα του R. E. Broughton, μισό αιώνα αργότερα. Από το 4o άλμπουμ των ψυχεδελικών blues rockers, In Side Out.

Even if Britain is the country, and even if the era is the early ’70s, R. E. Broughton’s song fits us perfectly too, half a century later. From psychedelic blues rockers’ 4th album, In Side Out.


❝ Macarthy’s in our country sending home the spies
They’re beating up a prisoner in the midst of his surprise
Up there in the docklands they’re fighting for their rights
Homes fit for heroes, deposits not returned
The grocer at the rudder has closed shop for today
On this sinking ship from which Michael fled away
Over on the port side they settle down to pray
Homes fit for heroes, deposits not returned
Who is the man who is sincere?
And can’t have love for him called queer?
If I found a lady in the night
Would we talk about the festival of light?
You ask me what I’m doing, I just picked out my nose
My lady’s in the kitchen not wearing any clothes
I’m tired and I’m crazy and I just came from the road – thinking
Homes fit for heroes, deposits not returned ❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!