Lots of songs have, over the years, been described as 'epic'.
In truth very few of them are.
But this truly is:-
mp3 : Wah! - The Story Of The Blues (Parts One and Two)
Loved by millions in the UK back in 1982 where it reached #3 in the singles chart. And although much of its majesty is down to the backing vocals, the info on the back of the sleeve simply says
Played by Pete Wylie, Washington and Some Girls. Written and Arranged by Pete Wylie. Produced by Pete Hedges
The record label didn't believe it would be a hit, so there wasn't a promo video made. But here's an appearance from Top Of the Pops
I was so impressed with this that I rushed put and bought an imitation white silk scarf which I wore for weeks......
And here's yer b-side, a version of an earlier flop single released in 1980:-
mp3 : Wah! - Seven Minutes To Midnight (liveish)
This posting goes out to my dear friend and Sunday Correspondent John Greer who has always maintained that Pete Wylie was a musical genius.