CHRIS REA - Gone Fishing(1991)
I never knew what fishing was about until I heard this song. Sometimes you just need to get away, forget about everything, just be by yourself, think about things, think about about your life, slow it down, don't be be too rash and get things into perspective. Maybe land a fish in the rain, a little bit of excitement in your dull unexciting life.
Tomorrow you may wake up and things will be different but if not, you can always go back fishing again (There must be a catch somewhere! - Why have I always got to spoil it!)
"....Chris Rea during his Miami Vice stage...."
I was a great fan of Chris Rea, avant 'The Road to Hell' and apres, but 'hell' is not so bad. It is just that it got too popular now he has joined these artists like 'Coldplay' or 'Dire Straits' etc. That because of a sudden increase in popularity some people tend to write them off and consider them 'old hat'. They love to hate them for some unknown reason, I don't really understand it. Suddenly they are considered as 'Dad Rock' or MOR, please don't be like that!
Try listening to the albums 'Shamrock Diaries' or 'On the Beach' or the best dad/kid song ever 'Wired to the Moon' from the album of the same name. Maybe then we can revalue how good Chris Rea actually is.
CHRIS REA - Wired to the Moon(1984)
Oh! by the way my Grandfather was a trawler man out of Aberdeen (Mother's side). I don't know if that is significant or not?
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