Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lost Gem: "Beggar's Day" - Nazareth (1975)



"And I have crossed myself in anger.
All your mercy can't save me."

-->Nazareth<--


Nazareth...that little ol' band from Scotland...was wailing hard in 1975 with their classic..."Hair Of The Dog" album.

Heavy blam from start to finish...it became Nazareth's masterpiece.

"Beggar's Day"...written by Nils Lofgren...is owned by shred-vocalist Dan McCafferty who delivers what can only be described as inspired interpretation.
Lead guitarist and mastermind...Manny Charlton...along with the rest of the band...butters the bread.

Have you heard this one?




If this is heaven, then I'm in hell.
If trust is misfortune, then wish me well.

While I think of sadness, baby
Your light shines through, your light shines through
Your light shines through

Because it's beggar's day
Because it's beggar's day
Because it's beggar's day

I've lost control of my darker side
A world all for free, on a nastier ride

And I have crossed myself in anger
All your mercy can't save me, all your mercy can't save me
All your mercy can't save me

Because it's beggar's day
Because it's beggar's day
Because it's beggar's day

See this love, I've stored for you
Wheel it and deal it, but our feelin's are true

Good stuff!

Casey

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YES, 'HAIR OF THE DOG' IS A GEM.
HAVING DISCOVERED IT IN 1979 AFTER BUYING 'NO MEAN CITY', YET ANOTHER OF THEIR CLASSICS.
THIS PAGE IS INTERESTING, AND IT'S SO GOOD TO COME ACROSS PEOPLE WHO HAVE TASTE, AND WHO TRULY APPRECIATE GREAT MUSICIANS AND GREAT RECORDS.
'HAIR OF THE DOG' IS INDEED A 'STAND OUT' ALBUM!!
AND GUESS WHAT - YES, THEY ARE STILL MAKING POLISHED RECORDS AND POLISHED LIVE GIGS!!