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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cloud Base 44: Gerry Rafferty Dedication (7/2/15)

1:00:00 – Join Eddie for another episode of Cloud Base 44!

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Eddie Murray – more info at

Released July 2015 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Frank at 10:39 am filed in Eddie,Jul15  


  1. I enjoyed this episode very much. We could hear everything. All that moving would drive me mad. I am glad you enjoy my show, so much fun for me to do.

    Comment by Jimbo — July 3, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

  2. Thank ya Jimbo! They can’t all be gold unfortunately 😉 but your shows are maintaining a high quality standard as far as I’m concerned. Always get a laugh… Keeps me smiling:)

    Comment by Eddie — July 4, 2015 @ 5:16 am

  3. Eddie,

    Did I mention Gerry Rafferty? I was certainly thinking about him lately. The over all sound design of his top hits. I really love high end, top dollar studio sound from the 70’s. Some culmination of Ampex 456 smooth as silk magnetic qualities and the high end 24 track reel to reel decks. maybe they added a slight bit of chorus to his voice? His earlier work with Stealers Wheel has the same general sound design. I dig it.


    I’ve heard the following said on that internet. “This song is about a UFO encounter Gerry had after busking in the late 60s. The UFOs chased Gerry down the london streets, till he felt he was “dead on his feet”. Gerry was eventually captured, and saw a vast cargo of humans that had been relieved of their souls by the aliens’ soul-capturing device (so many people but they’ve got no souls). After a year of captivity, promising not to tell anyone, he was released back at a London Bus terminal, where he immediately went home to rest : “the sun is rising it’s a new morning, you’re going home”. The saxophone breaks represent being raised and lowered in the UFO’s tractor beams, and when the guitar solo starts, it represents the bus engine which that day had a leak in its manifold. He renamed the album “City to City” after the record company rejected his previous title “Planet to Planet”, and wrote another song, “The Ark” to describe a UFO containing species from many planets, collected before those planets were destroyed.” Liquid Len – Ottawa

    Comment by chad bowers — July 6, 2015 @ 10:33 am

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