Can-Con 45 Of The Day - September 12

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - September 12

Postby radiofan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 is from 1984 ... one of many hits for Bruce Cockburn ... "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - September 12

Postby Richard Skelly » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 pm

There must have been some truly appalling evidence of the "disappearing" of dissidents and other human rights abuses when Bruce visited Central American banana republics about a year before Rocket Launcher bowed. Not a stretch to say it would take a lot to motivate Bruce to pen and sing such a call-to-arms classic.

From his debut solo album to 1984's Stealing Fire, Christian spirituality has long infused Cockburn's work. But he put aside turn-the-other-cheek sentiments for this one. And I'm forever glad he did.
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