In his memoir Never Surrender..., frontman Biff Byford said this song is about the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers. The press didn't like it (perhaps because they didn't understand it); he should have called it "The Mayflower" or something.
Running to 5 minutes 3 seconds, as usual with this band it was a group composition, and was the fourth track on the 1984 Crusader album, which was written partly in Rotterdam.
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.
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