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Track 0018: HELP ME (Hodgson) 2:54 (PURITY) (2nd March 1973)
Musicians: John Hodgson – guitar, lead vocals
Recorded: Braemar Studios, mono reel-to-reel tape recorder 3 ¾ ips
I am in my “earnest singer/songwriter” mode here, bluffing some guitar work by open tuning it to a chord so I can play different chords by placing a straight finger across the fretboard.
Recorded while babysitting at my sister Anne's house, her reel-to-reel tape recorder was used as there was no cassette machine available.
Part of the lyrics to “Help Me” was also used for another song “Till The Last Shot Is Fired”, it is a depressing tale of a soldier leaving for war.

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Fast Cakes aka John Hodgson presents "Legend & Lunacy" a 50th Anniversary box set of 1261 tracks celebrating 50 years of songwriting and music making with a variety of bands including Blitzkrieg Bop, Basczax & Makaton Chat amongst others. From pop tunes to indie anthems, all human life is here. ... more

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