- The Polite Force
Infobox Album |
Name = The Polite Force
Artist = Egg
Released = 1971
Recorded = May 1970 (Morgan Studios)
Length = 42:20
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Last album = "Egg"
This album = "The Polite Force"
Next album = "
The Civil Surface"
# "A Visit To Newport Hospital" – 8:19
# "Contrasong" – 4:19
# "Boilk (incl. Durch Adams Fall Ist Ganz Verdebt [J.S.Bach] )" – 9:15
# "Long Piece No. 3" – 20:27
Notes: The song "A Visit to Newport Hospital" tells the story of the band's origin.
"There used to be a time when we lived in the van"
"We used to loon about with Janice, Liza and Ann"
"Now looking back it seemed to be a happy time"
"And so we kid ourselves we didn't really mind"
"The hang-ups and the lack of bread"
"There were four of us then, the group was Uriel"
"We played five nights a week at Ryde Castle Hotel"
"We spent our time avoiding
skinheads and the law"
"It was a freedom that we'd never felt before"
"And now we're doing this instead"
"It was a way of life that was completely new"
"And so we found that we had quite a lot to do"
"The time passed slowly and each day was much the same"
"We ate and loved and slept and no-one was to blame"
"For saying things better left unsaid"
* Dave Stewart - organ, piano, tone generator
Mont Campbell- bass, vocals
Clive Brooks– drums
* Henry Lowther - trumpet (2)
* Mike Davis - trumpet (2)
* Bob Downes - tenor sax (2)
* Tony Roberts - tenor sax (2)
* [http://calyx.club.fr/lyrics/egg/02.html Lyrics to "The Polite Force"]
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