Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lost Gem: "Spin It On" - Wings


"Off to the flicks
with the piddle in her nicks,
to the fair with her hair
in curlers."
~ Wings ~


"Back To The Egg" (1979) would prove to be Wings' final studio album. And one of their more heavily criticized efforts, to be sure.

Looking back...maybe they only dropped a...few...shells into this rock and roll omelet.

Maybe it was the climate of the times...new wave, punk, etc., but spinning this disc 30 years later...I find it a bit uneven, perhaps...but still pleasant enough.

"Spin It On" is a great little Wings jammer. Fast-paced, loud and fun. Easy to dismiss until you notice how toolbox tweaked this band plays. Who knows...but they sure sound like they were having a good time. Silly, but solid.

Have you heard this one?


"Spin It On"
(This is it)
Spin it on, don't stop. Take it back to the top.
'Cos I got whole lotta love for you
I wanna spin it on. Spin it on!

Off to the flicks with the piddle in her nicks, to the fair with her hair
in curlers.
Their cousins didn't get all down to the pleasure dome
Their cousins didn't spend their night in an aircraft hanger.
Memories . . .!

Spin it on, don't stop. Take it back to the top.
'Cos I got whole lotta love for you
That's why I wanna spin it on. Spin it on! Spin it on!

Spin it on!

Spin it on, don't stop. Take it back to the top
'Cos I got whole lotta love for you
That's why I wanna spin it on. Spin it on!

Off to the fields with a missionary's zeal for the life
of the wife of the farmer
Their cousins didn't get all down to the village hall
Their cousins didn't spend their night on a pinball table.
Memories . . .!


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2 comments:

Alex said...

I never had any idea what this song was about (and still don't), but it was fun to hear again.

Casey said...

Alex,
Dig that.

It's like Farley and Spade trying to sing along w/REM "End Of The World..." while driving around!
"blah, blah,blah...Leonard Bernstein!"

"blah, blah, blah...Airport Hangar!"