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Artist:The Locomotive
Label:  Parlophone
Country:UK
Catalogue:R 5758
Date:31 Jan 1969
Format:7"
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:16 Own
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerRating
AThe LocomotiveMr. ArmageddanNorman HainesGus Dudgeon, Tony Hall7.9  Rate
BThe LocomotiveThere's Got To Be A WayNorman HainesGus Dudgeon, Tony Hall7.3  Rate


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Deepinder Cheema
11th Jan 2014
 

Need to get better aquainted with the confusing sceptre of everything Norman Haines and EMI. I suspect that there are several takes of all the stuff they recorded at EMI.
 

 
ZebedyZak
21st May 2013
 I haven't heard an alternative version. I had the single, though not in spectacularly good condition, and it said "idiotic wife".
 

 
Hawkmarty
18th May 2013
 I prefer the more guitar led version with the gutsier lyric "bloody stupid wife" instead of "idiotic wife".
 

 
ZebedyZak
18th May 2013
 "Mr. Armageddon" is an awesome song, despite looking as if Locomotive learned to spell at the same school as Slade.
 

 
biffbampow
22nd Apr 2011
 This has to be one of the most audacious follow up singles ever made. People who loved "Rudi's In Love" must had been baffled when they heard this since it sounds like a completely different band altogether. Great record!

It's appeared many times on compilations usually in stereo. On the album they released a few months later, it was preceded by a two minute orchestral medley of themes from the album, so most times on compilations, it fades in just as that medley is about to end. The mono single version on the other hand has a totally unique "proper" intro that was not used on the album stereo mix. Though it is available on CD, most people are familiar with the stereo mix which though superb, is not quite the same as the single thanks to that unique intro.
 

 
Hawkmarty
8th Jun 2010
 The advert is a black and white image of the very colourful picture sleeve that demo copies were sent out in.
 


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Netherlands - Parlophone - 1969

USA - Bell - 1969


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