Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

“Goodbye” was released in the summer of 1997 on Catherine Wheel’s fourth album, Adam And Eve. One of my top 10 albums of all time….every song on this record, including this incredible track, is a masterpiece. This is my 5th video for a Catherine Wheel song, and my second from Adam And Eve (see “Phantom of the American Mother” here: http://youtu.be/9QkY4trnStg ).

From Wiki:

The album peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and number 178 on the Billboard 200. The album featured more adventurous instrumentation than any prior Catherine Wheel LP, and still somewhat featured the heavy sound of their previous studio album, Happy Days.

The Big Takeover magazine named Adam and Eve its album of the year for 1997, with Radiohead’s OK Computer at #2.

An alternative cover design was released in some European countries, featuring primarily a green cover with only a few of the nude models in boxes in the center. Another alternative cover design was released to Wal-Mart stores which featured a zoom-in of a piece of the original US artwork (without any nudity). In both cases, the album content was unchanged.

Although critical response was positive, notably, Rolling Stone Magazine originally planned to rate the album 4.5 stars out of 5, only to later drop it down to 3.

Some of concerts promoting this album featured actual nude models positioned in boxes onstage behind the band members.

As always HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!!

[Lyrics]
Someone said it’s easy
And as I sit here with my cup
Staring at it as if I’m some crazy poet
When I’m not (I’m just a rock n’ roll joe with tales of woe)
And tears and fears
It’s only love that stops you from walking out the door
Tears fly somewhere close to remorse
And sometimes it’s easy
To all my friends I love
I still don’t find it easy
To all my friends I love

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
I’ve arrived

Sally likes its sideways
Sally, oh, Sally don’t ever change
And please don’t think me scary
‘Cause I’m not, I’m just a rock n’ roll joe with tales of woe
And tears and fears
It’s only love that stops you from walking out the door
And tears fly somewhere close to remorse
But sometimes it’s easy
To all my friends I love
Now I find this easy
To all my friends I love, I love, I love

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
I finally arrived
And somewhere close to here
Goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
I finally arrived
Goodbye, goodbye

 

 

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