Bloody Well Right (4:33)

Cover of Crime Of The Century

From Crime Of The Century and 30 other releases

Song content

“Bloody Well Right” expresses the opinion that, in society at the time of the song’s release, money and heritage seems to have more importance than education. This is clearly stated in the first stanza of “So you think your schoolings phoney” and later by “You say it all depends on money/ And who is in your family tree”. Although Hodgson/Davies agree with these statements (“you’re bloody well right”), they deem it unimportant to them with the statement of “Me, I dont care anyway!”.

Structure

The song begins with a piano solo, approximately fifty seconds long, leading into the rest of the band joining in. There is then a guitar solo leading in the first spoken word at the 1:36 mark in the song. The first verse and chorus occur with a short instrumental bridge into the second verse and second, slightly modified, chorus. The rest of the song is different variations of the chorus with a saxophone solo in the background. The song slowly fades away to the sound of the saxophone.

Release and reception

Released in April of 1975, “Bloody Well Right” was the second single from Crime of the Century, after “Dreamer”. It became their highest charting to date in the United States, peaking at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100, only spot higher than their previous single. It failed to chart in the United Kingdom.

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