Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanks and Appreciation: The Load-Out

Jackson Browne: The Load-Out


Jackson Browne’s album Running On Empty is a collection of songs about the life of a touring band. Songs were recorded on stage, of course, but also in hotel rooms and even on the tour bus. To conclude the album, Browne wrote The Load-Out as a thank you to his roadies. The song is a medley with a familiar tune; if you haven’t heard this before, I won’t ruin the surprise. But when you get to the second tune, you will notice that Browne has changed the lyrics. So now, his tribute to his roadies segues into a thank you to his audiences.

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