Tin Man, America 1974

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
240
Seattle, WA
America is a British-American rock band formed in London in 1970. America is Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek, sons of US Air Force personnel stationed in London.

The song's title refers to the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz. Songwriter Dewey Bunnell was quoted describing the parallel: "My favorite movie, I guess. I always loved it as a kid. Very obscure lyrics. Great grammar - 'Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man.' It's sort of a poetic license.

This song is for all innocent and simple people of our world. May their joy and appreciation for life spread like wildfire, and promote happiness and hope in all peoples.


 

wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,292
lafayette in
America played fast and loose with grammar and syntax.
"For there ain't no one for to give you no fame" in "A Horse With No Name".
They just played here in town a month ago.
I remember them from when they were service brats at my Air Force Base in England in "71-2.
 

thunder58

Super Moderator
Staff member
Dec 23, 2010
27,180
tappan ny
Nice Rene and thank you . They produced great music during my high school years . Mrs Thunder and I have seen them ( twice ) live a few years back .
Great show with LOTS of Gretsch guitars on stage too
 

Rene Asologuitar

Gretschie
Apr 3, 2022
240
Seattle, WA
America played fast and loose with grammar and syntax.
"For there ain't no one for to give you no fame" in "A Horse With No Name".
They just played here in town a month ago.
I remember them from when they were service brats at my Air Force Base in England in "71-2.
Hi wabash slim,
Great to hear this USAF story.
And really glad that you are a direct witness and follower of this legendary band, USAF brats!!!
Yeah, we can be slang in our songs, and it is alright!!!
Thanks for the great feedback!
Rene
Nice Rene and thank you . They produced great music during my high school years . Mrs Thunder and I have seen them ( twice ) live a few years back .
Great show with LOTS of Gretsch guitars on stage too
Hi thunder58,
How I wish I could be in attendance in one of their concert very soon.
I truly love their sound, and the Gretsch guitars are so lovely.
Thank you so m much for the excellent feedback!!!
Respectfully,
Rene
 


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