Loving Awareness Band

June 28, 2008

In 2005 the legendary Loving Awareness LP of 1975 finally appeared on CD. The original LP only sold a few thousand copies in the couple of years before punk music pushed prog rock even further underground than it already was. The LP being available only in either a plain white or plain black sleeve along with claims by their management that they were the next Beatles didn’t help sales.

The music was however perfectly executed by seasoned musicians who would go on to form the nucleus of “The Blockheads” of “Ian Dury and the Blockheads” fame. (If you’ve recently returned from outer space and haven’t ever heard “Hit me with your Rythm Stick”, “Reasons to be Cheerful Part three” and the first Album “New Boots and Panties” go and check it out now.)

The Loving Awareness Band were managed by Ronan O’Rahilly which meant their music was plugged constantly on Radio Caroline. Extracts of their music still appears within Caroline jingles to this day.

Time is right to find one another
There is love in all to discover
Don’t you ever wonder what you’re really here for
Don’t you ever wonder what you’re really here for

And what’s it to you if I love you
What’s it to you if I love you -oooh

All want existence
Don’t want not to be
All want a consciousness
Don’t want not to be free
All want loving
Don’t want not to be loved
We’ve got to rid ourselves of fear
-and doubt, and pain and insecurity
You see – aimless use of energy

All want loving – You know
Don’t want not to be loved
Why can’t we live a life of love
In harmony and peace, equality
Understand the oneness in all life

What’s it to you if I love you
What’s it to you if I love you

Lets make love all night
Let’s make up our minds forever
Just stop this telling lies whatever
Happened to the Flower Power
Hiccup on the sulphur power
Power for the wrong desire
Power for the wrong desire
How did such a good ideal
turn so sour

All want existence – you know
Dont want not to be
All want a consciousness
Don’t want not to be free
All want lovin’
Don’t want not to be loved
We’ve got to rid ourselves of fear
-and doubt, and pain and insecurity
You see –  aimless use of energy,
Hatred raised, shameless faces of hypocrisy
When all we want is love

All want loving
Don’t want not to be loved
Why can’t we live a life of love
and harmony – peace – peace and equality
Understand the one there’s in all life
The one there’s in our life
The fear, the doubt, the pain and insecurity
You see – aimless use of energy,
Fear and doubt and pain
All the bullshit going down in Spain
All we want is lovin’
All we want is love

When are we going to find this loving habit
When are we going to find it
Reach out and grab it !

You only get the goodies you really need
and you really need them now
You only get the dirties you really dig
and you release them
You only get the goodies you really need
and you really need them
You only get the dirties you really dig
And you releave them
Everything is going out tonight
when we dig your plan

One thing to remember loving is a habit
to get into in this incarnation
fallin’ to the feelin’
true love reappearing
overflowing like a recreation
Day by day
In every way
Life is getting better and better
Believe it

From the days of “Peace” and “Love” they were roughly the lyrics to the last track  on the album entitled “Existence”.  Don’t you ever wonder what you’re really here for ??