Calm Before The Storm

Album: Destiny (1988)
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Songfacts®:

  • In an interview with Kerrang! published February 20, 1988, lead vocalist Biff Byford said of this track it "is about the pits," later he added it's "about ecology, using up all the coal and fishing the seas dry" - a protest song.

    The pits is a reference to coal mines. Saxon hail from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, which was a coal mining town until the closure of Barnsley Main Colliery in 1991. Coal is anything but an ecologically friendly source of power.
  • "Calm Before The Storm" runs to 3 minutes 46 seconds and is the third track on the band's 1988 Destiny album; it was co-written by Biff with guitarists Graham Oliver and Paul Quinn. The song is partly autobiographical because Biff's father did actually work as a miner. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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