Friday, May 22, 2009
(Illustration for Lanark, Book 4 by Alasdair Gray)
pursue this gold this gift you hold
deep within and deep below
scratch and scrape beneath the surface
using bare hands for purity's sake
pursue this love this breath you take
During the recording of Wappinschaw,
a track titled "Old Jack Must Die" was recorded and discarded later.It was felt at the time that it didn't quite fit in the album as a whole.
The main ideas behind the song were possibly covered by other tracks in the album already and this song was finally shelved.
We are recovering it here in our player to pay further respects to Matt,whose powerful bass so muscularly propels the song forward as the heart of the voice and the network of nerves within guitar and drums propagate the signals.
Impulse for change!
John Maclean,USSR postage stamp 1979
Posted by Spaewaif at 4:01 pm