Which is why I'm always so astounded when I listen to Supper's Ready and find there to be, without exaggeration, more first-class vocal hooks in this one 23-minute song than in the entire remainder of Gabriel's tenure with the band.
I'm talking about...
"Hello babe, with your guardian eyes so blue"
"I know a farmer who looks after the farm"
"He's a guaranteed eternal...sanctuary MAN!"
"bang bang BANG/bang bang BANG - and they're giving me a wonderful potion, 'cause I cannot contain my emotion"
"There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag! Plastic bag! What a drag!"
"Mum to mud to mad to dad
Dad diddley office, Dad diddley office,
You're all full of ball."
"Six Six Six! is not longer alone!"
or...screw it, the entirety of As Sure as Eggs is Eggs!
Does anyone else find the melodic sense displayed throughout this song to be almost an aberration in their catalogue, or is this what the rest of you guys hear when you listening to Selling England? (not meant snarkily, btw)
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