We Are Normal

Album: Donut In Granny's Greenhouse (1969)

Songfacts®:

  • The lyrics, "We are normal and we want our freedom" echo a line from a (then) new Peter Brook production of the play by Peter Weiss, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (normally shortened to Marat/Sade). In the play the line is shouted by the inmates at the lunatic asylum. The band saw the play at their art college and later used the line in this song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nancy - Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom

Comments: 1

  • Graham from Bath UkThe line 'We are Normal and we dig Bert Weedon' is a reference to the guitarist Bert Weedon, a British guitarist who had the first hit by a guitarist in the UK charts. He is most famous for his tutorial Play in a Day, which influenced a host of major artists including Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page.
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