What people said about Axol’s jam Alone Again Or

29 Comments (since 28 Aug 2014)

4 years, 7 months ago

Axol

I knew this guy vaguely from The Tavern that was the centre of our little scene and we were on nodding terms. One evening there, as we got chatting for the first time, we discovered that we had a lot in common and had ourselves a convivial time so at closing time we exchanged addresses and said to each other "just drop by - be pleased to see you". A few weeks later of not seeing him in the pub I decided to pay him a visit so, bottle of wine in hand, I decided to visit. No mobile phones then.

4 years, 7 months ago

Axol

Up the steps of a dingy tenement I went and knocked on the door. It swung open - someone had kicked the door in - splintered wood and broken lock. I shouted his name and it rang around the empty flat so I entered. He had left, maybe in a hurry as there were a number of useful items left lying around. Table-lamp, mattress still on the bed, a few posters on the walls, kettle and, lying on the carpet in a corner was an LP record. Its sleeve was lying on the extremely manky table - Forever Changes.

4 years, 7 months ago

Axol

No inner sleeve tut tut. I looked at the record - a bit scratched and in one place it looked like the lighted end of a joint had fallen onto it. I thought - oh well - put record in sleeve and walked out. I never did see him again and, 43 years later, now cannot recall his name. Many people of my age group did that sort of thing back then - walked out of dead-end lives - maybe to London - leaving debts, a pregnant girlfriend, parents out of "She's Leaving Home".

4 years, 7 months ago

abigail.deeks

I adore this album. Certainly in my top 10! Great story too :)

4 years, 7 months ago

roydesmet

Sincerely love this track, and album!

4 years, 7 months ago

ada23

great choice!

4 years, 7 months ago

Bukowski

Absolute classic.

4 years, 7 months ago

buzdokuz

One of my all-time favourite songs. Absolute gem.

4 years, 7 months ago

debutch

Simply one of the best pop songs EVER made...and the rest of "Forever changes" wasn't far behind in terms of quality, either. Engrossing anecdote!

4 years, 7 months ago

jackietheripper

haha, love the jam and story

4 years, 7 months ago

dacia

Fascinating story! What a mystery. Great jam, too. :)

4 years, 7 months ago

btener

oh yeah...great one!

4 years, 7 months ago

zodat

for sure,one of the best albums ever.excellent choice.love the stories

4 years, 7 months ago

scobo2006

Imperious

4 years, 7 months ago

dutchbeeblebrox

Lovely story and a lovely song. Still sounds fresh. 1967, nearly 12 years old and starting to discover music. (didn't know about this one till much later...) :)

4 years, 7 months ago

philipnareike

Always the sound of summer beginning for me..

4 years, 7 months ago

twentyfourhours

oh yeah...definitely an all-timer!

4 years, 7 months ago

Axol

@dutchbeeblebrox I only discovered the music of 1967 from 1969 onwards when I was 15-16.

4 years, 7 months ago

mikelowe

Great story and an all-time great album!!

4 years, 7 months ago

florencevibert

What @mikelowe said! Excellent choice - Thanks :)

4 years, 7 months ago

snehanshu21

Love it, love it, love it!!!

4 years, 7 months ago

guyhamilton552

One of my top three or four all-time favourites.

4 years, 7 months ago

kompani101

I only discovered this album a couple of years ago, quite amazing.

4 years, 7 months ago

pez

This was Baby Pez's nappy-changing music ... it just happened to be on one day while I was changing him and he got so animated and smiley when the drums came in that we stuck with it, so to speak.

4 years, 7 months ago

Axol

@pez :-)

4 years, 7 months ago

lindatee

I liked the story : ) and I hadn't heard the song for years . . . thanks for the reminder : )

4 years, 7 months ago

Sid_Bonkers

Like @lindatee ive not heard this in ages, great jam

4 years, 7 months ago

ErnieBilko

Genius...

4 years, 7 months ago

occ

;)