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2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson 7" 45

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Comment: Tom Robinson Band - 2 4 6 8 Motorway - 7 Inch - UK Pressing - Emi - 1977 - EMI2715 - Four Prong Label Design B/W I Shall Be Released In Plain Sleeve - In Plain/Company Sleeve, Condition (Disc): /EX. So Painful, the narrator wants to go back in time and tell himself to not even pursue the relationship. It was only after six months of playing everywhere from prisons to pubs to public schools that the band became ‘gig-fit’, ie tough enough and tight enough to put the song over with real conviction, so it would connect with listeners on first hearing. Robinson came up with the tune 'trying to work out the chords to Climax Blues Band's " Couldn't Get It Right"' which he could not really remember.

The verse came from Robinson's memories of driving back to London through the night after gigs with Café Society: "By the time our van hit the last stretch of M1 into London the motorway sun really was coming up with the morning light.

Lots of people in the punk community hated poor Tom because He was for gay rights, with songs like "Glad To Be Gay". The frontman for one of Canada's most well-known punk rock bands talks about his Eddie Vedder encounter, Billy Talent's new album, and the importance of rock and roll. The Lyrics express a desire for authentic connection and the importance of Loving someone just as they are.

He lives in East London indulging his passions of writing, reading, cinema, music, football, cricket, and vegetable gardening. I think all of this goes on and persists because actual equality means a lot of folks who have outrageous stuff will have to give some of it up. The song was the first single released by the Tom Robinson Band, who had formed in January 1977 and was signed to EMI in August 1977.There’s nothing very punky about their first single either, but its stomping beat and shout-along chorus made it a hit. I’ve looked hard and I suppose you could interpret its lyric as being metaphorical that way (“Well there ain’t no route you could choose to lose the two of us / Ain’t nobody know when you’re acting right or wrong / No one knows if a roadway’s leading nowhere / Gonna keep on driving home on the road I’m on”) but I’ve got to say that’s never occurred to me at any point since its release in 1977. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Not to be confused with Davies’s song Lola, which proved that boys would sometimes be girls (and vice versa).

The song has subsequently appeared on numerous compilation albums, including Rising Free (1980), The Collection (1987), Last Tango, Midnight at the Fringe (1988), Winter of '89 (1992), Home from Home (1999) [8] and Tom Robinson Band The Anthology 1977–1979.The seen, and unseen collective suffering is imbedded in the boys’ mind, consciously or subconsciously, and is haunting them. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

The two are back together after a long period apart, and get around to enjoying a bunch of fun activities while rekindling the flames of their romance. All of which goes to show that boys will be boys – as Robinson would remind us with his next hit, Glad To Be Gay. Continuing our look at the stories behind the songs, we turn our attention to a perennial driving favourite. Robinson wrote the song between leaving Café Society in 1976 and forming the Tom Robinson Band the following year, at a time when he was performing with whichever friends were available on the night; thus, the song had to be simple enough to learn in a few minutes.It was released as a single in 1977 by British punk rock/ new wave group the Tom Robinson Band, and reached No.

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