Explicit Music is the publishing company that deals with Wud Records and all of the bands that come under the Wud Records label. Explicit Music is headquartered in Exeter, England.

ABNORMAL

ABNORMAL
Have you got a compass
Do you know where you are
Starless and Bible Black
But you hear guitars
Light years away but they’re there
And I can tell you where
Where, where, where

Have you got a problem
With finding the sun
Heart stopped and blinded
Hearing melodies run
Light years away but they’re there
And I can show you where
Where, where, where

Abnormal, unforgivingly
Already warmed up
We’ve come to set you free
But there is a payment for reality
Unless you wanna wait
For Hell to freeze

Will you want a pilot
Will you want a fast plane
Ground-bound and lonely
Chained to a refrain
Light years away but it’s there
And I can show you where
Where, where, where

Will you sign agreement
Will you pay for your soul
Godless and friendless
Down on Echo Road
Light years away but I’m there
And I can tell you where
Where, where, where

Abnormal, unforgivingly
Already warmed up
We’ve come to set you free
But there is a payment for reality
Unless you wanna wait
For Hell to freeze

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) Pig Pen Music 1989.

Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by P.Greatorex/G.Davies/R.Holloway/M.Greatorex/G.Barbe.
Recorded at Bandspace, Exeter.

Performers:

Peter Greatorex – vocals
George Davies – guitar
Richard Holloway – keys
Marc Greatorex – bass
Graham Barbe – drums

Facts:

  • This song is in the key of F#m.
  • It has two chords, the other being Em.
  • The band wrote this song in Pete’s bedroom in Topsham Road, Exeter during a cold wet November afternoon in 1989.
  • Richard’s original keyboard parts were written on a Yamaha keyboard with tiny keys and 100 sounds that were all virtually the same.
  • George plays the Ice Maiden on this song.
  • During rehearsals, Pete would try his best to climb inside George’s Marshall cab during the feedback towards the end of the solo.
  • The tempo of this song is 124BPM.
  • Richard felt that Pete had written the words for George.
  • The Explicit Music team still believe this to be one of the most beautiful songs ever written.


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