Bad Weather Blues

Album: No Smoke Without Fire (1978)
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  • According to an advertisement in the October 7, 1978 issue of Melody Maker, 'Over the last few years "Bad Weather Blues" has been a highly popular feature of all Wishbone Ash gigs. Now for the first time, this song is available on record, as a 10 minute live version.'
    It was recorded in Sheffield in 1977; "LIMITED EDITION IN COLOUR SLEEVE"
    '15,000 copies of this record are available on 12", which includes the full-length album version of "You See Red."' on the MCA label.
  • "Bad Weather Blues" was written by guitarist Andy Powell, and according to Mark Chatterton, co-author of the official Wishbone Ash biography, it was originally recorded for the Locked In album in 1975, but although it never made that album, it went on to become a live favorite used as an encore number.
    The above version was recorded live at Sheffield City Hall on October 18, 1977. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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