Friday, 5 October 2018

No Rest - New Model Army

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 26 we have No Rest by New Model Army (1985).

 A band named after the religious Parliamentarian Army singing about God shouldn't be this good but it's an angry sounding post-punk
type song questioning God on why he has forsaken us, was it the wanting more than you gave? The fighting? The Whisky? 
Probably all of the above to be fair but maybe he just isn't a fan of big fat bass-lines which means they are in trouble because that is what makes this song so great.
I don't know if they went on to question God on how Noah fitted all the animals on the ark or how immaculate conception works because i haven't heard anything else from them but this is one of a few rare oasis's in the barren musical desert of the 80's as well as one of the best band names ever.

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