Don’t you know I’d come running I’d come running back to you again

Running Back – Thin Lizzy (1976) HD FLAC 4K Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Running Back” was released in the spring of 1976 on Thin Lizzy’s sixth studio album, Jailbreak. This track was the first Thin Lizzy I ever started a video for…it’s one of my favorite songs they recorded. I’ve had a video for this song in progress for years, but could never figure out how to make it work. Happy I finally came across this video from Bill Plympton from 2008 called “The Love Race” that seemed to do the trick…just some very minor editing was required for the end result.

Initially, the song “Running Back” was chosen to be a single ahead of “The Boys Are Back in Town”, the latter being seen as possibly too aggressive for some radio stations to play. Frontman and songwriter Phil Lynott and producer John Alcock decided to employ session musicians to add more commercial elements to some of the tracks to try to produce a hit single, and Tim Hinkley was brought in to add keyboard parts to “Running Back”. Guitarist Brian Robertson was against the idea, as he liked the song as it had originally been arranged, in a blues format with his own additions of piano and bottleneck guitar. He later said, “I took enormous offence to [the changes]. I couldn’t understand why they’d pay this guy a fortune just for playing what he did. Listen to it and tell me it’s not bollocks.” Robertson did not play on the finished version of the song and Hinkley is not credited on the album sleeve. Lynott said at the time that “Running Back” was “very much influenced by Van Morrison. I really like that song.” Hinkley later recalled, “Robbo and Scott were not keen on it at all but they were overruled.” Thirty-five years later, Robertson recorded his own versions of the song on his 2011 album Diamonds and Dirt.

Scott Gorham also revealed that “Romeo and the Lonely Girl” was also brought up as an option for a single, but was ultimately discarded, as “nobody was overexcited about it.”

This album will always hold a very special place in my heart. It was released my freshman year and remained popular all through high school. It will forever be linked with those times and places in my memory….high school football games; drinking beer & partying in the boonies; 7 nights of the week on an endless cruise of the “loop” with friends, road-trips to the drive-in in another town (it wouldn’t last much longer); and lazing away the afternoons in the sun at the community pool. The great rock bands of the seventies (Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Styx, Queen, Led Zepp, Pink Floyd, Rush, Scorpions, Kansas, Cheap Trick, and on….and on) made this a great time to grow up! If you went to high school in the seventies when all this incredible music was released, you know what I’m talking about. 😉

This is my second vid from the Jailbreak album, check out “Cowboy Song” if you’re so inclined: https://youtu.be/M8imbAh7P1MI

Plymptoons – The Complete Works of Bill Plympton
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Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic described Jailbreak as a “truly exceptional album”, with “a dimension of richness that sustains, but there’s such kinetic energy to the band that it still sounds immediate no matter how many times it’s played”. Highlighting Lynott’s songs as “lovingly florid… crammed with specifics and overflowing with life”, he claimed that Gorham and Robertson’s guitar work is “intertwined, dual-lead guitar interplay that was one of the most distinctive sounds of ’70s rock”.

A reviewer for Sputnikmusic took the view that nearly every song on the album is “a pure, hard rocker with little to no flaws”, picking out the “killer groove” of “Angel from the Coast”, the “infamous” “The Boys Are Back in Town” and the “gritty” title track. He also claimed that “Cowboy Song” is “arguably one of the best songs Thin Lizzy ever produced”.

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[Lyrics]
I’m a fool now that it’s over
Can you guess my name?
I make my money singing songs about you
It’s my claim to fame

When they say it’s over
It’s not all over, there’s still the pain

I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again
Oh I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again

If I said I was sorry
Would you still leave me?
I never thought you’d go ’till you did
Believe me

When they say it’s over
It’s not all over completely

‘Cause I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again
Yes I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again

I miss that girl

The show is over
and we must all go home
Just leave me by myself
I’ll be alright here on my own

If it’s all over, it’s all over
And I’m all alone

And I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again
Don’t you know I’d come running
I’d come running back to you again

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So much for this kind of love

So Much – Jack Green (1980) FLAC Audio 4k Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“So Much” was released on Jack Green’s debut solo album, Humanesque, in 1980. Haven’t had much time for vids lately…although there is quite a few of interesting things unfinished but getting closer…..until i find more time for those, here’s another quickie equalizer style vid for another great track from Jack Green’s Humanesque album…one of the greatest albums of the 70’s 80’s rock that you might have never heard.

I discovered this album when I was working at the record store. I recall we only received 3 copies of the album and no one knew who the artist was. I took a chance and opened a copy ——- (As I’ve mentioned in video descriptions before, I came across so much great music in this way….open a copy of an album and buy it if it was good or use the excuse that it was for in-store play …even if we didn’t like it and never played it…it happened! LOL!) —- and I remember liking it immediately, and the girl I worked with grabbed a second copy as we listened to it for the first time. Another employee bought the 3rd copy the next day. I played the hell out of it for weeks, and we special ordered some more, but never really met the demand that could be made by simply playing the album in the store….the manager would get so pissed off that I played things that we didn’t have in stock! This album was one of my favorites from the early eighties, and I’ve listened to it frequently for the last nearly 40 (ouch!) years!…still sounds as amazing as ever.

I took the FLAC audio from the CD release and equalized them for a bit more bass. I think the audio adjustment makes the tracks sound fuller with more bottom end, better, but they are just a hair under clipping and I need to give a more critical listening on my home system.

I started videos from this record over 6 years ago, but never worked them out, I really wanted to get some out so I decided to use my favorite cheat (the equalizer video! LOL!). This is my third video for a track from the album; see the first two, “I Call, No Answer” (featuring Richie Blackmore’s guitar) https://youtu.be/CQuO7zEH01Y and “This Is Japan” https://youtu.be/2CAXy1uUP3I

[Lyrics]
When you feel the distance form a poison around your soul
And all the words of love have turned into stone
Building a fortress around you on your own

So much for this kind of love
So much for this kind of love

You reach for answer always trying to understand
And every time you do it always slips from your hands
Building your dreams into an empty wasteland
So much for this kind of love

Liar don’t you feel the tension
How can we go on this way
Always fighting and forgetting
Who said love will never die?

In the beginning it was so open and warm
Now at the end it is so ragged and torn
Only time will tell what we went through
So much for me and you
So much for me and you
So much for me and you
me and you, alright
alright

In the beginning it was so open and warm
Now at the end it is so ragged and torn
Only time will tell what we went through
So much for me and you
So much for me and you
So much for me and you
me and you, alright
alright

alright
alright
alright

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