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No Cause For Alarm

1979, Jet Records, Jet LP 219

No Cause For Alarm Side One
1. Cricket, Bloody Cricket (Marcangelo)
2. (More Than A) Sudden Romance (Hodgson)
3. Rosanna (Marcangelo)
4. Need Your Love (Hodgson)
5. No Cause For Alarm (Marcangelo)
6. Clog Dance (Marcangelo)

Side Two
1. Save Me (Hodgson)
2. Time To Live (Kaminski)
3. Cow / Caped Crusader (Hodgson)
4. Die Aband Glocke (Marcangelo)


Přestože měli dva členy z ELO, Violinski nikdy dosáhli takového zvuku jako ELO. Dobrá věc nebo ne, výsledný zvuk byl a zůstává stále působivým. Snad vokály mohly být občas jasnější. Nicméně, celek byl vždy dokonalý.

První strana tohoto vzrušivého alba začíná skladbou "Cricket, Bloody Cricket". Zvuk je typický pro 70. léta tzv. "cheese" pop rock, přecházející do stylu roch'n'rollu. Následuje "Sudden Romance". Pak kousek tang a foxtrotu, s krásnými poetickými slovy. Dále "Rosanna", velká skladba s přitažlivým námětem. "Need Your Love" je příklad nádherné balady. Slova jsou přesným vyjádřením citů muže, říká, miluji vás... Zvuk povědomý?! Úvodní skladba "No Cause For Alarm" - Znovu velmi poetická slova, ti mladíci mají talent! Neobyčejná spolupráce nástrojů. Nádherná sólová kytara, lze poznat styl ELO. "Clog Dance". Úžasné! Opravdové instrumentální mistrovské dílo.

Na druhé sraně alba se ředstavuje "Save Me", Violinski druhý singl, který nás dostane! Lahodný! Krásná slova! "Time To Live" je hned další jemná balada. Tato píseň má opět nádherná slova. Další "Cow/Caped Crusader" odstartuje docela nenápadně, ale je to jen zdání. Poslyšme text - první polovina, "Cow" sestává z následujících slov:

Don't call your lover a cow, you wouldn't like it yourself.
Just drop her one in the face, kick her all over the place.
Try not to kick her too hard, you must be careful of that.
From past kicking I have found that, the best place is square in the...!


"Caped Crusader" zvládne udržet přátelštější chování! Život a zkoušky superhrdiny, to je řečeno těmito slovy! A nakonec "Die Aband Glocke" - roztomilý závěr alba.

No Cause For Alarm - Lyrics

1979, Jet Records, Jet LP 219

Produced by Mik Kaminski, John Marcangelo, John Hodgson, Engineered by Mack
Lyrics transcribed by Stephen Greenwood and Ray Murray
* = Lyrics incomplete, ..?.. = cannot identify
Cricket Bloody Cricket

Out in the field - the bowler starts his run 
Straight to the boundary - bings up the century 
And the hero's going home 

I heard the news today 
A hero's welcome has been taken away 
I heard the news today 

(Their time) Their time is quickly running out 
(Their time) Those men on table mountain know 
(Their time) Their time is quickly running out 
(Their time) Those men on table mountain know 

They stop the match - but the test goes on 
The Third World rises - they swap the bats for guns 
Now the men are on the run 

I heard the news today 
A hero's welcome has been taken away 
I heard the news today 

(Their time) Their time is quickly running out 
(Their time) Those men on table mountain know 
(Their time) Their time is quickly running out 
(Their time) Those men on table mountain know 

(Marcangelo)
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More Than A Sudden Romance *

..?.. - disco diner 
For the hotspot - nowhere finer 
Band playing songs from fading youth 

The reflection on the counter 
In the ketchup, there he found her 
Blonde well-formed style that..?..

Hiya! 
What's got on you? 
Would you like to dance..?..help me

So she panicked - Christ, I can't think! 
What's my first line? Need a stiff drink! 
She just grabbed him and pulled him on the floor 

Watch them dance 

She was entranced by his..?.. 
Locked in the arms of her..?..wondress
Man you're alone, you've got more than a sudden romance 

Falling in rapture, the whole room stopped dancing 
Wouldn't he realise what he was chancing 
Man you're alone, you've got more than a sudden romance 

They danced the night away, all of the dancers knew 
This woman was just..?..watching the man's..?..
Man you're alone, you've got more than a sudden romance 

Man you're alone, you've got more than a sudden romance 

(Hodgson)
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Rosanna

You can do just anything you want to 
Yes you can, yes you can, yes you can 
When you're around me, I feel like I'm spinning 
Hold my hand, hold my hand, hold my hand 
You've got me thinking lots of crazy things 
I feel I'm flying, seems I ought to have wings 
Oh oh - oh oh 

Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Your love has made a fool of me 

I don't know just what it is I'm feeling - keep on, keep on doing it 
Got to be a little consolation - get down, get down to it 
I started walking, feet don't touch the floor 
I feel I'm joking when I'm at your door 
Oh oh - oh oh 

Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Your love has made a fool of me 

You've got me thinking lots of crazy things 
I feel I'm flying, seems I ought to have wings 
Oh oh - oh oh 

Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Rosanna 
Your love has made a fool of me 

(Marcangelo)
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Need Your Love

Sun breaking through the clouds 
Lazy world casting off the shrouds 
And as I open my eyes - always such a suprise, I turn to you 

The things we say and the things we do 
All before but they still seem new 
We're together today - try to find a way to say to you 

Thank you girl for all you give me 
Thanks for the love that's always with me 

Hard to say all the things I mean 
You mean much more than I make you seem 
All my emotions - all my devotions lie with you 

Thank you girl for all you give me 
Thanks for the love that's always with me 

Only you make me feel so good 
Make it feel like I know it should 
You take me so high - above together we fly, the world, the sky 

Thank you girl for all you give me 
Thanks for the love that's always with me 

(Hodgson)
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No Cause For Alarm *

Sitting home tuned to the radio station 
When over the air comes a news bulletin 
There's some talk of radiation 
And the set goes dead - silence fills the air 
Silence fills the air 

In the streets no lights are shining 
Rooftops..?..silver moon 
No sound of the voices in the darkness 
Save for a dog barking out at night skies 
Out at night skies 

No cause for alarm - no cause for alarm 
No cause for alarm - no cause for alarm 
No cause for alarm - no cause for alarm 

Throught the reeds an eerie wind is blowing 
Over rivers, fields and into town it blows 
A newsboy lies dying on the corner 
In his hands the headlines holler NO CAUSE FOR ALARM 
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM 

Sitting home tuned to the radio station 
When over the air comes a news bulletin 
There's some talk of radiation 
And the set goes dead - silence fills the air 
Silence fills the air 
Silence... 

(Marcangelo)
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Clog Dance

Instrumental

(Marcangelo)
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Save Me

Look and see, before you try to condemn me 
I have been left alone too long 
When I'm free, then we'll leave the bad times far behind 
They just fade away 
In sun's blinding ray 
And that's where we'll stay 

Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Save me 

To and fro, the great temptations there you see 
Should I go, or stay and prove myself 
It's so hard, but in the long run I believe you'll find 
They just fade away 
In sun's blinding ray 
And that's where we'll stay 

Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Save me 

Now it's here, the song has made it seem so clear 
Not too long, no sorrow left to come 
Now I'm free, it's just the way it always was I see 
They just fade away 
In sun's blinding ray 
And that's where we'll stay 

Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Daydreams (daydreams) 
Save me 

(Hodgson)
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Time To Live

Time to stop and think about the future 
What we have to give 
Help is needed by so many people 
Thriving, striving, never have no time to live 
Days go by but no-one seems to worry 
Musn't be there late 
Have to keep up with a certain schedule 
Make a note to hope for any special day 

Oh I don't know why we never try to be free 
Wake up and see - help me 

Sleep relieves but don't you have a nightmare 
nowhere left to hide 
Deep inside you know there is an answer 
Showing, knowing that you're really on their side 
Night time 'cross the morning looks much clearer 
Have a second glance 
Daylight bringing hope for brighter futures 
Don't go on and never give your life a chance 

Oh I don't know why we never try to be free 
Wake up and see - help me 

(Kaminski)
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Cow

Don't call your lover a cow 
You wouldn't like it yourself 
Just drop her one in the face 
Kick her all over the place 
Try not to kick her too hard 
You must be careful of that 
From past kicking I have found that 
The best place is square in the... 

(Hodgson)
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Caped Crusader

I'm a superhero 
Oh yeah - a man of steel 
Monolithic Nero 
Oh yeah - I go reel to reel 
Supervision x-ray 
Etches in my head, transistor pickups 
I can hear what you say 
When I'm up in the morning doing two thousand press-ups 

The caped crusader - the saviour of the human race 
A masked invader - saving face 

Chasing all the big spies 
Oh yeah - put them in the can 
Combat the bad guys 
Oh yeah - always get my man 
Wearing my protection 
Neat rubber catsuit with the secret compartment 
Move in my direction 
Always in league with the police department 

The caped crusader - the saviour of the human race 
A masked invader - saving face 

Getting old for this game 
Oh no - x-ray's fading fast 
Don't like what I'm saying 
Oh no - think I've fought my last 
Never see no heroes 
Fighting the villains with whitening hair 
Chasing all the wierdos 
Driving down main street in my motorised bath-chair, oh no 

The caped crusader - the saviour of the human race 
A masked invader - saving face 

(Hodgson)
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Die Aband Glocke

Instrumental

(Marcangelo)


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