No Easy Road

Album: Wishbone Four (1973)
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  • In an online response to a Wishbone Ash fan in October 2008, bass player and vocalist Martin Turner said of this uptempo track, it was: "Very much a band thing, I remember kickin this around on numerous jam sessions, I put the lyric together and the whole song came about by us reacting to the seriousness (for want of a better description) of the Argus album and wanting to move in a more straight ahead rock direction. The lyric does speak of the fairly crazy Rock 'n' Roll existence we were living as seen through my eyes."

    Although written very early in their career, this song does indeed sum up the rock 'n' roll life style; probably the nearest thing to it is the downtempo Ian Hunter composition "Ballad Of Mott." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Jim Howie from ScotlandNo Easy Road was not on the original 1972 vinyl issue of Argus, it first appeared on the album "Wishbone 4" which was issued in 1973, however it subsequently appeared on later reissues of Argus as a "bonus" track
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