Top Five: Albatross Songs

So why can’t I have all the albatross tracks on my blog? After I did say I couldn’t post everything yesterday so today, this weekend on Saturday morning but it’s only really all the ones I know? Making a top 5 in random order! If you do know more or just do have a fave an “albatross” song? Please do share with me! Off course, a couple of them I’ve just posted in the last two days so you should say it’s all not really very well planned or anything but does anyone care what the hell I post?

Corrosion Of ConformityAlbatross (1994):

Foals –ย  Albatross (2015):

Fleetwood MacAlbatross (1968):

Sarah BlaskoThe Albatross (2006):

Public Image Ltd.Albatross (1979):

Off course, “the word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).” As Wikipedia tells me/you/everyone, a lot of bands/artists do have “albatross” songs but I think my top 5 is still pretty great after looking at that list, that page is linked here.

So who wants to now watch David Attenborough talk about real wild albatross?

Here’s what a real flying albatross looks like!

Apologies to everyone out there for doing three days in a row all about “albatross” songs because it really might/could be a bit tooo much?

Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Love it!!! Already a huge fan of the Peter Green version of Fleetwood Mac, and that beautiful instrumental, for decades now; then, along came PIL, and “Flowers of Romance”, and that made me take a long hard listen…. ended up loving their tune by the same name before long. Perhaps, soon, I will have a chance to check out a couple of the others on your list [not such a fan of COC, I must admit] ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep up the great posts, William!

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    1. โ€œAlbatrossโ€œ by Karat (1978); a very fine song and a very sucsessful Band from Eastgermany. Great lyrics. The Message is the longing for release over the ocean. No more borders, no Berlin Wall, no fear for life, when you get there. That Message is hidden behind metaphoric lines, so the song came legal on the record. But everyone recognized: That Bird could be me.

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