"Oily Way" as written by and Blake/hillage /....
good evening
we aren't presenting the hubba gubba tea company
of tibbert
would you like some tea?

(cup of tea..)

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"Oily Way" as written by Hillage Blake


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    Song MeaningProg? this isnt "Prog"! "Prog" is sleepy wanky Bill Bruford albums. This is psychedelia, maximized. It's a powerful cartoon of the mind, without the time_&_investment of scoring good drugs. Plus this trip lasts 40 years.
    Mostly tho I can respect a comment that dont address the question. Me, I'm literal:

    So what is the "Oily Way"?
    Tis a pun.
    A pun on 1st, "The ONLY Way", the "spiritual dogma" which was chief selling point Xtianity made for many paranoiacs over 2000 years, and led to countless wars/deaths...
    AND a pun on "The Oyly Well" a natural "healing" site in Britain [antipope.org/feorag/wells/…]
    AND similarly, it's a referenece to an extract of Cannabis known as "Hash Oil";
    Lastly but not least significantly there is the 100-year-old humorous theatre tradition known as the "D'Oyly" theatre.

    And it's one of the psychedelic band "Gong'"s brilliant, nursery rhyme-like jazz rock anthems, the closest thing they ever got to a "hit single".
    It's A TRIP!
    love, leo
    hilarleoon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDecent prog, but there's better out there.
    inpraiseoffollyon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDecent comment. although they are not only prog but also lots of jazz, lounge and psycho-lyrics.
    can you see i do love them?

    livsforlovon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentInteresting posts. But get with the programme guys; if you take a look at the original album cover, it shows Zero the Hero floating off into the sky towards a women's spread thighs. The previous track, "prostitute poem" is about Zero's encounter with a, um, prostitute. So when zero enters the "oily way", it doesn't take a giant leap of faith to realise that this is A WOMAN'S HAIRY LOVE TUNNEL !!
    brainticketon January 28, 2010   Link

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