SINGLE : 'The Captain's Diseased'

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Single download. Taken from the album 'Greedy Magicians'. Free to download or make a donation.

‘The Captain's Diseased’ is the second single to be taken from Quiet Loner's new album of contemporary protest songs 'Greedy Magicians'. Picking up on the oft- heard mantra that 'we're all in the same boat', this rollicking sea shanty casts David Cameron as a deranged and syphilitic sea captain. The captain decides the sick and frail aren't working hard enough and casts them overboard. The allegory isn't subtle, at a time when the coalition is cutting billions from the benefits of disabled people and carers. Despite the serious subject, it pokes fun in the long tradition of satire, with its boozy accordion and cries of "he's syphilitic and riddled with fleas". Nevertheless it makes a powerful point.

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released April 1, 2013

‘The Captain's Diseased’ is written by Matt Hill taken from the album 'Greedy Magicians'
'If Love should rise on the winter tide' written by Matt Hill. Previously unreleased out-take from the 'Greedy Magicians' recording sessions.

Recorded by Sam Lench

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Quiet Loner Glossop, UK

Quiet Loner is the pen-name of songwriter Matt Hill. Inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music, Hill’s songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite.

‘Delicate songwriting. Bleakly beautiful.’ UNCUT (4 stars)
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'Works of wonder’ ROCK N REEL R2 (4 stars)
'Highly recommended.’ AMERICANA UK (8/10)
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