Songs You May Have Missed #56


Great Big Sea: “Consequence Free” (1999)

Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea have been making a lively Celtic/Folk/Rock hybrid since 1993. They play a mix of mainly acoustic-based originals and traditional Newfoundland folk songs and shanties which, due to a strong Irish heritage in the area, sound essentially like the traditional music of Ireland.

“Consequence Free” is as plainspoken as a pop song gets. It’s a bold expression of one of mankind’s most universal but rarely expressed wishes: to live without the guilt of one’s actions–the desire for “a little bit of anarchy, but not the hurtin’ kind”. We all realize that life isn’t 24/7 fun. But it’s okay to rail against that reality with a joyful song, too!

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