"And A Bang On The Ear" is one of the key tracks from The Waterboys' amazing Fisherman's Blues album, released in 1988. The recording sessions went on for two years, and the band recorded around 100 songs. Only 13 ended up on the original album, but the album Too Close To Heaven (released in 2002) featured another ten, and a Collector's Edition of Fisherman's Blues released in 2006 had 14 more songs on it. Of all these, "And A Bang On The Ear" is my favourite, a seven and a half minute country stomp through Mike Scott's relationships, not necessarily autobiographical. A fantastic song!
If you want to see a complete list of all the songs recorded, go here.
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