Classic rare single worth the search and the money
Memphis Evans | St. Louis Park, MN United States | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like so many artists (perhaps most notably R.E.M.) Billy Bragg had a period where he was simply writing and recording too many good songs for a record company to put them all out on full length albums. This single from 1991's "Don't Try This At Home" album has four b-sides, only one of which was included on the rarities compilation "Reaching to the Converted".
"Ontario, Quebec, and Me" is one of the greatest personal Billy Bragg slow songs ever and one he has frequently played at shows. "Bread and Circuses" features Natalie Merchant and "Heart Like A Wheel" includes a crucial verse that Linda Ronstadt's hit version lacks. "7 and 7 is" is a great teenage angst punk song the way only Billy can do it. (The title track is great too, but is widely available on the excellent "Don't Try This At Home" album.) As of now this single is available used for only $.99! What are you waiting for? A must for Billy Bragg fans."