“Started English – got exercise book, did essay on ambition. Went up Nig’s in the evening – actually got my Strawbs album – wow!! (sarcastic)”
An essay on ambition? I bet that didn’t end well.
It took me a while to remember why I tagged the return of my Strawbs album with “wow! (sarcastic)”
It was because it was probably the 6th copy of it I had swapped out at Jack Hobbs Records, all previous ones skipping halfway through the title track at the start of Side 2.
It’s not a great album, but it’s the only Strawbs album I ever warmed to and the only one that has remained with me into my middle-age. It’s actually quite ‘moody and gothy’ in several places, an attitude which manages to be a little undermined by Dave Cousins’ breathy folksy vocals.
However, “Shine on Silver Sun” remains a top notch Grade-A golden hit single from the 70’s…