Album Review
Lucky For Some

"Scotland On Sunday", 14 May 2006

Opening with Whatever Happened - a broadside against an erstwhile comrade whose old poster of Che Guevara "wouldn't look too good in the house he lives in now" - Scotland's premier political singer/songwriter adds half a dozen more songs from his red pen, including a put-down of the late Pastor Jack Glass, then a guitar instrumental, a song by Jim Page in memory of a murdered Native American activist, and the simple and enduringly beautiful Glasgow traditional love song Bleacher Lassie O Kelvinhaugh. There's a big orchestral arrangement in Come Gie's A Sang, but isn't it interesting that now, as Springsteen is diving into the Tom Paxton songbook, Gaughan is signing off celebrating another lifestyle in We Got The Rock'n'Roll?


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