1/27/11

Free - Wishing Well / Let Me Show You (1972)



In November 1972, after difficult recording sessions with a new Free line-up (Andy Fraser went cos' of too much arguing with Paul Rodgers and was replaced by Tetsu on bass and Rabbit on keyboards) and a less and less present-to-the-world Paul Kossoff, the band released this fantastic song on a A-side of a single. It will be quite a hit, announcing one of the most cursed, bleak and stunning album of rock history: Heartbreaker. The lyrics (see below, are maybe, like most of the album lyrics, about Paul Kossoff, but nothing's sure). The B-side is a rather weak track that won't feature on the album. This Free line up will be short-lived, the fight between Rabbit and Paul Rodgers becoming too violent. The future will be Bad Company (for Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke), Sharks (for Andy Fraser) and Back Street Crawler (for Paul Kossoff), nothing to stand up next to this awesome band that was Free. Enjoy this last gem here on the Single compilation.
PS (personal side). I did this upload from work, the reason it worked, but I won't be able to do that too often)

Wishing Well. Throw down your hat, kick off your shoes I know you ain't goin' anywhere Run 'round the town singin' your blues I know you ain't goin' anywhere. You've always been a good friend of mine, But you're always sayin' "Farewell" And the only time that you're satisfied Is with your feet in the wishing well. Throw down your gun, you might shoot yourself...Or is that what you're tryin' to do? Put up a fight you believe to be right And someday the sun will shine through. You've always got something to hide Something you just can't tell And the only time that you're satisfied Is with your feet in the wishing well. And I know what you're wishing for Time in a peaceful world Time in a peaceful world Time in a peaceful world Time in a peaceful world You've always been a good friend of mine, But you're always sayin' "Farewell" And the only time that you're satisfied Is with your feet in the wishing well.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know, but I think Andy Fraser and this new kid TOBI are gonna kick some butt.

http://www.mctrax.com/drillbaby_radio.html