Posted by: Gregoryno6 | November 20, 2014

A very different beach.

In 1980, when I had less waistline and more hair, Martha and The Muffins hit the airwaves with a rocking song about boring jobs and dreaming of escape.

Thirty years later, they revisited their hit song in a very different mood.



  1. In 1980 I had a lot more waistline [too much of the good life and wine at 40] but I ain’t far from old now though I haven’t gone grey yet. It’s good music still.

    • My rule on cover versions is simple: it’s no good unless it finds something in the song that the original version didn’t have. Note for note copies are not worth even my spit.
      There’s a real sense that the song and the band have shared some road and come out different at the other end.

      • Hi Greg

        I see what you are saying as a deep thing. We have all walked the roads and shared some things but come out differently. For myself, I hope that I have improved as a good old red wine but it’s now time to open the bottle and enjoy the contents. Keeping old wine for posterity is sheer folly.

        I am doing a thingie on days, dates and events today. It’s based on 20th January 2017 for American friends but will include all sorts of other days, dates and years. On their side they have the Bama for another 26 months from this morning.

        I am actually walking back down the old roads a bit.

        On 11/20/14, The mind is an unexplored country.

  2. Very different version!

    • I can’t decide which version I like better.

      • Yes chalk and cheese. I think I would go with the more up tempo original

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