Those with two good ears

better not listen!

Anyone with religious sensitivities, don’t listen to this

What’s the Question?


Wow - you obviously didn’t take any notes during Corporate Rock 101, where they told us (a) not to sing about religion and (b) that nobody would roll down the street singing the refrain “I don’t mean to be a moron”. :laugh:

Seriously, this is a good song. The little subliminal voices in the background are a nice touch - sort of remind me of the odd shouted commands in Yellow Submarine. And the guitar solo is great.

Too bad you’re going to Hell and everything, though.

Well, I sort of thought that it could be taken two ways, as a rhetorical question and as an honest one, and that I could argue that I intended whichever one was the correct one when the time came for that sort of thing. Although given that it hit 90 degrees F today, and it’s supposed to be 65 or something…

As to the moron refrain - I suppose you are right - ah, well, so much for radio airplay. “I want to bite the hand that feeds me” and all that, as the greatest songster of the last 30 years once sang.

Thanks for listening, jm! ???

"Those with two good ears, better not listen!"


Well had to listen, couldn’t resist.

Subject matter, hmmm. Better read jm67’s post again.

Performance, GOOD! NO, A couple notches above that.

Mix, had to listen with volume low, guitars are a little harsh, hurt my old ears. (the two good ones)

Good work Tom!

Yaz :)

I still think the content is ambiguous. To quote somebody or other:

"The unexamined religion is not worth believing and the unexamined faith is not worth practicing."

Thanks for listening, Yaz! You really think the guitars too harsh? Cut 1K again?

Well politics and religion, like pulling a band aid off an open sore, just starts hurting and oozing.

Not sure 'bout 1k, maybe take individual guitar tracks eq and cut notch down to about .4 then start at 1k and go up to find the really harsh spot. Just may be me tho. Still a good job bud!

Yaz :)

Y’know, “pop” songs used to be about adult things, like religion and politics, even both at once; I mean, love is OK and all, but… My favorite, by Joe Hill, from the IWW “little red songbook” (1911 -Tune: “Sweet Bye and Bye”) :

Long-haired preachers come out every night,
Try to tell you what’s wrong and what’s right;
But when asked how 'bout something to eat
They will answer with voices so sweet:
You will eat, bye and bye,
In that glorious land above the sky;
Work and pray, live on hay,
You’ll get pie in the sky when you die.

The starvation army they play,
They sing and they clap and they pray
’Till they get all your coin on the drum
Then they’ll tell you when you’re on the bum:
Holy Rollers and jumpers come out,
They holler, they jump and they shout.
Give your money to Jesus they say,
He will cure all diseases today.
If you fight hard for children and wife –
Try to get something good in this life –
You’re a sinner and bad man, they tell,
When you die you will sure go to hell.

Workingmen of all countries, unite,
Side by side we for freedom will fight;
When the world and its wealth we have gained
To the grafters we’ll sing this refrain:

You will eat, bye and bye,
When you’ve learned how to cook and to fry.
Chop some wood, 'twill do you good,
And you’ll eat in the sweet bye and bye.

Not digging in yer arse Tom, just giving ya some flack for the heck of it. :)

Did you try eqing the guitars any? I know it’s a bitch to go back and re-mix. I hate doing it, I’m a lazy S.O.B. :agree:


What was the question???

These lyrics are from one of my favourite lyricists, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull…

People – what have you done –
locked Him in His golden cage.
Made Him bend to your religion –
Him resurrected from the grave.
He is the god of nothing –
if that’s all that you can see.
You are the god of everything –
He’s inside you and me.
So lean upon Him gently
and don’t call on Him to save you
from your social graces
and the sins you used to waive.
The bloody Church of England –
in chains of history –
requests your earthly presence at
the vicarage for tea.
And the graven image you-know-who –
with His plastic crucifix –
he’s got him fixed –
confuses me as to who and where and why –
as to how he gets his kicks.
Confessing to the endless sin –
the endless whining sounds.
You’ll be praying till next Thursday to
all the gods that you can count.

1971 ish…

Like the song. Good performance and a little more aggressive than your normal style. Like the guitars, very nice solo, great ending. Rock on Mr Spademan!

Yaz, yer gonna have to try harder than that! ??? In fact I did re-do the guitars - using my new monitors! :) I’m a cheap sonufagun, and the MF stupid deal one day last week was on some Alesis monitors - 160 bucks each for the version of these that doesn’t have the built in EQ:

So the stereo speakers are retired, and hopefully the mixes will sound better.

Like I said, I’m a cheap, cheap man.

My God, Bruffie, it’s JT’s “My God”!

Thing is, theologically, I really suspect that Jesus would have asked the same question I did - and would say “I’m the answer? Don’t be morons.” But it serves the needs of those in power to adopt a theology so contrary to Jesus’ message. I blame Constantine, personally.

My ears are fried right now, got a sinus thing going on, must be the ragweed pollinating. I give it another listen Tom.
Now my problem is I’ll have to rip my Aqualung cd down and re burn a copy with Mr. Spademan’s “What’s The Question” somewhere before or after “Hymn 43”.

My fav from that is and will always be "Wind Up"

Ian Anderson lyrics, OH YES!

Aquanose Yaz, sitting on the parkbench.

Quote: (Yaz @ Oct. 12 2007, 1:48 PM)

My fav from that is and will always be "Wind Up"


" He's not the kind you have to wind up on Sundays"