The Man Who Built America

Album: The Man Who Built America (1979)


  • Drummer Eamon Carr was quoted in a review by Graham Lock which was published in the February 3, 1979 issue of New Musical Express, it's about "the idea that people can find a new place and build it from the ground up." Although Lock didn't think much of "The Man Who Built America", the song is a worthy effort by arguably the most original band ever to come out of Ireland, and probably a bit too heavy on imagery for the average beer swilling music journalist. The song is not about a man but about a type of man. The title track of the band's 1979 album is explained in considerable depth on The Annotated Horslips Lyrics Pages. The single was backed by "Long Weekend". >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England

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  • Zabadak from London, EnglandTh esingle was released on green vinyl in the UK
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