Mudcat Café message #42493 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7095   Message #42493
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Oct-98 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Scorpion Departs But Never Returns (Ochs)
Subject: RE: Lyrs to a Submarine Song by Phil Ochs?
His later work is the stuff I don't like, Roger. Of course, I like "Changes" and "There but For Fortune" and "Draft Dodger Rag" and "Love Me I'm a Liberal," and especially "When I'm Gone." And "Highwayman" and "Crucifixion" are indeed haunting, although I prefer to hear them sung by other voices, not by Phil. "Scorpion" is one song I don't like at all, but there are many others I don't like. Still and all, his good ones are really good, but my kids would be disappointed about the ones I don't like. They think of Phil Ochs as the Billy Bragg of the 1960's.
-Joe Offer-