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Why We Fight


Download links and information about Why We Fight by John Wesley Harding. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:32 minutes.

Artist: John Wesley Harding
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:32
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No. Title Length
1. Kill the Messenger (Album Version) 3:41
2. Ordinary Weekend (Album Version) 4:34
3. The Truth (Album Version) 5:39
4. Dead Center of Town (Album Version) 4:26
5. Into the Wind (Album Version) 4:33
6. Hitler's Tears (Album Version) 4:32
7. Get Back Down (Album Version) 4:18
8. Me Against Me (Album Version) 4:51
9. The Original Miss Jesus (Album Version) 3:10
10. Where the Bodies Are (Album Version) 4:20
11. Millionaire's Dream (Album Version) 5:27
12. Come Gather Round (Album Version) 4:01



As a literate singer-songwriter with a healthy knowledge and appreciation for neo-classic rock ‘n’ roll, John Wesley Harding was often compared to Elvis Costello (whose back-up group supported his debut studio album). Their vocal similarities aside, Harding cuts a different path with his third studio album Why We Fight. “Kill The Messenger” actually recalls the guitar-keyboard alchemy of another British neo-classicist act, Graham Parker and the Rumour, with equally compelling results. Billed as “An Experiment In Folk Noir,” Harding never adheres to any strict acoustic line. His strumming and finger-picking supplements “Ordinary Weekend,” “The Truth,” and “The Original Miss Jesus,” but he also sharpens his lyrical acumen for the twisted suspicions of “Hitler’s Tears” and the victim’s pain of “Where The Bodies Are,” and the full band arrangements add an atmospheric sophistication to these modern- day folk songs. Producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos keeps things on track with careful but lively performances that allow Harding to sing straight from his heart without affectation.