Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll
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|Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll|
|Studio album by|
Mountain Records (UK)
The lead track, Telegram, is the definitive story of 1970's touring rock bands and describes the band's experience of hangovers, travel by aeroplane and limousine, customs, FM radio, girls, breakfast, press reception, soundcheck and finally the show over an insistent guitar riff that bursts into a short version of the Byrds hit before returning to the riff and the story. It includes the album title in the lyrics - this references a saying among guitar players: it doesn't matter if your guitar isn't fully in tune, as long as it's "close enough for rock 'n' roll". Telegram (Parts 1-3 only) was Nazareth's concert opener for many years, including the 1981 shows recorded for the Snaz album and is one of their finest achievements.
"Part 1: On Your Way"
"Part 2: So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star"
"Part 3: Sound Check"
"Part 4: Here We Are Again"
|(Agnew, Charlton, McCafferty, Sweet), (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman)||7:54|
|5.||"Born Under the Wrong Sign"||3:56|
|7.||"Carry Out Feelings"||3:18|
|8.||"Lift the Lid"||3:51|
|9.||"You're the Violin"||Jeff Barry||4:43|
30th anniversary bonus tracks
|10.||"My White Bicycle" (single)||Ken Burgess, Keith Hopkins||5:21|
|11.||"You're the Violin" (edited A-side)||Jeff Barry||3:35|
|12.||"Loretta" (alternate single version)||2:36|
|13.||"Carry Out Feelings" (US single edit)||3:18|
|14.||"Lift the Lid" (alternate single version)||3:29|
|15.||"My White Bicycle" (original single version)||Ken Burgess, Keith Hopkins||3:28|
|16.||"Telegram" (edited version Parts 1 and 2)||4:28|
- Dan McCafferty - lead vocals
- Manny Charlton - guitar, producer
- Pete Agnew - bass, backing vocals, guitar, piano
- Darrell Sweet - drums, percussion
- Nick Blagona - engineer
- John Punter - engineer
- Hipgnosis - sleeve design and photos