Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eno [Brian Eno]: Here Come the Warm Jets (1974)

Baby's on fire
Better throw her in the water
Look at her laughing
Like a heifer to the slaughter

Brian Eno's first solo record was credited to Eno, rather than Brian Eno. I have a Canadian repressing from 1982. I've heard conflicting reports, but I am convinced that the title refers to golden showers. Whatever floats your boat.

For many years, if asked what my favourite song was, I would eagerly say Baby's on Fire. Robert Fripp plays an amazing guitar on that track. Some people knew what I was talking about; others did not. I still think it makes my top ten of all time.

This album is truly excellent.

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