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onio K - 1 - Life In The Foodchain - Life In The Foodchain (1978)

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ping-ping-clicka, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Tonio K... good musician, great imagination.
     
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  3. Mr_Martin

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    I listened to that album over and over in '78 when i was 15.
    Earl Slick plays guitar on this album.
     
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    I have all of Mr. K’s albums; all very good, but the first two -Life in the Foodchain and Amerika - are brilliant!

    Fun fact: I discovered Life in the Foodchain as a 16-year-old by seeing the review of it in, I kid you not, People magazine while waiting to get my hair cut (the label actually promoted the first album, heralding Tonio as “the new Dylan”). After the haircut, I immediately went to my small town’s local independent record store, and amazingly enough, they had a copy; bought it, took it home, played it, mind was blown and I became a lifelong fan.

    Here’s the denouement of the first record:
     
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    You've been a prisoner
    Been a prisoner all your life
    Held captive in an alien world
    Where they hold your need for love
    to your throat like a knife
    And they make you jump
    And they make you do tricks
    They take what started off as such an innocent heart
    And they break it and break it and break it
    Until it almost can't be found

    Well i don't know when
    And it don't know how
    I don't know how long it's gonna take
    I don't know how hard it will be
    But i know
    You will go free

    You can call it the devil
    Call it the big lie
    Call it a fallen world
    What ever it is it ruins almost everything we try
    It's the sins of the fathers
    It's the choices we make
    It's people screaming without making a sound
    From prison cells in paradise
    Where we're chained to our mistakes

    Well i don't know when
    And it don't know how
    I don't know how much it's gonna cost you
    Probably everything
    But i know
    You will go free

    You can't see your jailer
    You can't see the bars
    You can't turn your head round fast enough
    But it's everywhere you are
    It's all around you
    And everywhere you walk this prison yard surrounds you
    But in the midst of all this darkness
    In the middle of this night
    I see truth cut through this curtain like a laser
    Like a pure and holy light
    And i know i can't touch you now
    And i don't want to speak too soon
    But when we get sprung
    From out of our cages baby
    God knows what we might do

    Well i don't know when
    And it don't know how
    I don't know if you'll be leaving alone
    Or if you'll be leaving with me
    But i know
    You will go free
     
  6. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I remember when I was 17 or so. the AOR/FM station used to play " Funky Western Civilization" all the time, so I bought the album.

    I probably played it just a few times, mainly as I loved the R&R music/rhythm in this one song, more than the rest of the album- its been a long time!
     
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    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    You can sure hear the influence of Bowie on the guy's music.
     
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