Like a Motorway (3:41)

Cover of Tiger Bay

From Tiger Bay and 14 other releases

Written by Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs
Produced by Saint Etienne

Released February 1994 on Tiger Bay

Notes Mixed and programmed by Rick Smith of Underworld. The song seems to bear a debt to the song Silver Dagger by Joan Baez. Bob Stanley talking about the song in 1995: “Number 47 with a bullet. The Americans tried to get us to change the title to Like A Freeway! Can you believe it? We said, Autobahn was a hit all around the world, fuck off. Tiger Bay was supposed to be an album of modern folk songs done in 20th century styles like and . So we wrote most of it in the Forest Of Dean. We went into the country to get our heads together. We wanted to do loads of songs about death, so we bought the local papers to get some real stories, and there was nothing.”

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