SINGLE : 'The Captain's Diseased'

by Quiet Loner



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.


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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QLR (Quiet Loner Records) is home to Matt Hill a storytelling singer-songwriter and community based artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana.

‘Possibly the most important record of the year’ MAVERICK 5/5
‘An anthem for resistance’ AMERICANA UK 10/10
‘Delicate songwriting. Bleakly beautiful.’ UNCUT (4 stars)
‘Works of wonder’ R2 4/5
An absolute gem' MORNING STAR (Album of the year)
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