Happy Family

Album: Lizard (1970)
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Songfacts®:

  • Pete Sinfield's lyrics on this track are about the dissolution of the Beatles. "Judas" represents Paul McCartney; "Rufus" represents Ringo Starr; "Silas" represents George Harrison; and "Jonah" represents John Lennon. >>
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    Radharc - Pueblo, CO

Comments: 1

  • Razor from London, EnglandThe instrumental middle part sounds free-improvised, but isn't. All the "soloists" had to record short phrases, separately, and try to co-ordinate them with each other. (Well, however they did it, it sounds incredible!) The same thing happened on the "Bolero" track on the same album.
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