Marblehead Johnson

The Bluetones

About Marblehead Johnson

"Marblehead Johnson" is a song by The Bluetones, released as a standalone single in 1996. It peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart in late September 1996. It was also included on the band's 2006 compilation A Rough Outline: The Singles & B-Sides 95 - 03. The song was written as a tribute to Bill Hicks.


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Tonight I'm wound tighter than a watchspring
Tonight you owe my patience quite a debt
Tonight we're not gonna solve anything
I might say something that we both regret

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And now the pressures on, the heat is rising
The time has come to stop apologising
'cos when the skies are clear
The threat of rain is always here with you

Tonight the geese are flying
And everything you say is a call to arms
Tonight there's something in the air
Don't come too close and you'll come to no harm

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And now the pressure's on the heat is rising
The time has come to stop apologising
With all thats gone before
My motive's never felt so pure
And now my heart's beset
With 28 carot gold regrets
And when the skies go clear
The threat of rain is always here with you

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The Bluetones

The Bluetones were an English indie rock band, formed in Hounslow, Greater London, in 1993. The band's members were Mark Morriss on vocals, Adam Devlin on guitar, Scott Morriss on bass guitar, and Eds Chesters on drums. A fifth member, Richard Payne, came on board between 1998 and 2002. The band was originally named "The Bottlegarden". more »

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Written by: ADAM PATRICK DEVLIN, EDWARD DANIEL CHESTER, MARK JAMES MORRISS, SCOTT EDWARD MORRISS

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Release Information
"Marblehead Johnson" is a single by the British indie rock band 'The Bluetones'. It was released in the UK on September 2, 1996.
Album Details
The song is not featured on any of the band's original albums. Instead, it was included on their compilation album, "A Rough Outline: The Singles & B-Sides 95 - 03", which was released in 2006.
Chart Performance
The song reached the 7th position on the UK Singles Chart, making it one of their highest-charting singles.
Music Video
The music video for "Marblehead Johnson" features the band performing the song on a beach, surrounded by a group of dancer girls in pom-pom outfits.
Song Inspiration
The title, "Marblehead Johnson", is actually a reference to a nickname that the band had for the moon.
Musical Style
Like much of The Bluetones' music, "Marblehead Johnson" showcases a Britpop style, with melodic, guitar-driven sound. The song is noted for its upbeat tempo and catchy chorus.
Critical Reception
The song has been well received by critics and fans alike, often being highlighted for its infectious melody and catchy lyrics.
Live Performances
"Marblehead Johnson" is a fan favourite and has been regularly performed live by The Bluetones throughout their career.
Song Length
The length of the track is approximately three minutes and thirty seconds.
Format
Apart from being available in digital format, "Marblehead Johnson" was also released as a 7" vinyl.

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