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|Holdsworth
 
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|The Sixteen Men of Tain
 
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|The area phone code for Bradford.
 
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|5 to 10
 
|5 to 10
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|Holdsworth
 
|Secrets
 
|Secrets
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|The address of pianist Pat Smythe.
 
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|54 Duncan Terrace
 
|54 Duncan Terrace
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|Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth
 
|With A Heart In My Song
 
|With A Heart In My Song
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| The address of pianist Pat Smythe.
 
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|Above & Below
 
|Above & Below
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|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
 
|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
 
|Atavachron
 
|Atavachron
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|The title refers to an episode of the same name in “Star Trek”.
 
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|Alphrazallan
 
|Alphrazallan
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|Holdsworth
 
|Atavachron
 
|Atavachron
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|The Atavachron was a time travel device in “Star Trek”.
 
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|Bo Peep
 
|Bo Peep
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|Holdsworth
 
|Metal Fatigue
 
|Metal Fatigue
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|Devil Take the Hindmost is a type of bicycle run. At the end of every lap or every set number of laps the last rider to cross the line is eliminated from the race. When just a handful of riders remain, they sprint for the finish.
 
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|Diminished Responsibility
 
|Diminished Responsibility
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|Holdsworth
 
|The Things You See
 
|The Things You See
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|The title is a pun on the use of diminished scales in the theme of the song.
 
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|Distance vs. Desire
 
|Distance vs. Desire
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|Steve Hunt
 
|Steve Hunt
 
|Wardenclyffe Tower
 
|Wardenclyffe Tower
|Meaning
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|This title is an example of rhyming slang, explained by Steve Hunt in his interview with Rick Beato.
 
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|Don't You Know
 
|Don't You Know
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|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
 
|Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark
 
|Secrets
 
|Secrets
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|”Something that is encapsulated in something else”, referring to Allan’s expression of love for his parents.
 
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|Floppy Hat
 
|Floppy Hat
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|Holdsworth
 
|Velvet Darkness
 
|Velvet Darkness
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|This song is apparently dedicated to Claire, Allan’s second wife.
 
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|Foyers of Fun   
 
|Foyers of Fun   
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|Holdsworth
 
|Believe It
 
|Believe It
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|This song was originally titled “Kinder”, but was renamed. Fred was the nickname for Holdsworth’s first wife, Angela.
 
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|Funnels
 
|Funnels
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|Holdsworth
 
|Atavachron
 
|Atavachron
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|The song was commissioned for Queen Mary’s Jazz Festival. The ship Queen Mary has three funnels.
 
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|Funnels
 
|Funnels
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|Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth
 
|All Night Wrong
 
|All Night Wrong
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|This is a reworking of the song “Gattox”.
 
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|Gattox
 
|Gattox
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|Holdsworth
 
|Metal Fatigue
 
|Metal Fatigue
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|The title refers to Allan’s native Yorkshire. The pub sounds at the beginning were recorded in a local Yorkshire pub.
 
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|House of Mirrors
 
|House of Mirrors
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|Steve Hunt
 
|Steve Hunt
 
|Secrets
 
|Secrets
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|Joshua is the name of Steve Hunt’s first son.
 
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|Karzie Key
 
|Karzie Key
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|Holdsworth
 
|Velvet Darkness
 
|Velvet Darkness
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|The title refers to a childlike quality in the use of the German word meaning “children”.
 
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|Land of the Bag Snake   
 
|Land of the Bag Snake   
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|Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth
 
|I.O.U.
 
|I.O.U.
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|The title refers to the government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale, in the age of sail.
 
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|Looking Glass
 
|Looking Glass
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|Meaning
 
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|Mr. Spock
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|Mr. Spock  
 
|Tony Williams New Lifetime
 
|Tony Williams New Lifetime
 
|Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth
 
|Believe It
 
|Believe It
|Meaning
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|The title is one of Allan’s numerous references to Star Trek.
 
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|Mr. Berwell
 
|Mr. Berwell
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|Holdsworth
 
|Atavachron
 
|Atavachron
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|The title refers to Allan’s son Sam, although Allan was never explicit about this in any published interview.
 
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|Nevermore
 
|Nevermore
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|Holdsworth
 
|Atavachron
 
|Atavachron
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|Non-brewed condiment is a vinegar substitute created with water, acetic acid, flavourings and often caramel colour. It is sometimes used in fish and chip shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland instead of malt vinegar.
 
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|Not So Sweet Dreams
 
|Not So Sweet Dreams
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|Meaning
 
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|Panic Station Williams)
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|Panic Station
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth, Paul Williams
 
|Holdsworth, Paul Williams
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|Holdsworth
 
|Tales From The Vault
 
|Tales From The Vault
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|Poochini was the name of one of Allan’s dogs.
 
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|Postlude  
 
|Postlude  
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|Holdsworth
 
|Sand
 
|Sand
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|Pud Wud was the nickname of Allan’s daughter Emily.
 
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|Questions
 
|Questions
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|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Hard Hat Area
 
|Hard Hat Area
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|According to Eddie Coralnick, “Is a term a Great Friend R.I.P. came up with as he was a Studly woman's man.....and was seemingly in the bedroom with the Ladies...per Allan....imagine a headboard of a bed hitting the wall as Barry was engaged with a Lady friend in The bedroom......RUHKUKAH , RUHKUKAH, RUHKUKAH......Sort of a Manly expression Barry Blood ......seemed to use bragging at the PUB, That is what that track is about.....Allan would just say RUHKUK....for short !”
 
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|San onofre
 
|San onofre
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|Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman
 
|Sand
 
|Sand
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|The song is meant to depict a train ride from Bradford to London.
 
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|The Abingdon Chasp   
 
|The Abingdon Chasp   
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|One Of A Kind
 
|One Of A Kind
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|”The Abingdon Chap” is a logo of a British brewery, and “chasp” is how it would be pronounced after you had a few pints.
 
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|The Castle
 
|The Castle
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|The Drums Were Yellow (
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|The Drums Were Yellow
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth, Gary Novak
 
|Holdsworth, Gary Novak
 
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
 
|The Sixteen Men of Tain
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|This track is a tribute to Tony Williams, who would play yellow Gretsch drums.
 
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|The Duplicate Man
 
|The Duplicate Man
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|The Sixteen Men of Tain
 
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|The title is a reference to the Glenmorangie distillery, which was traditionally run by “the sixteen men of tain”.
 
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|The Things You See
 
|The Things You See
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|Road Games
 
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|According to Allan’s second wife Claire, the term simply means “drunk”.
 
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|Tokyo Dream
 
|Tokyo Dream
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|Hard Hat Area
 
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|The song is a tribute to cyclist and inventor Tullio Camagnolo.
 
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|Up and On   
 
|Up and On   
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|Wardenclyffe Tower
 
|Wardenclyffe Tower
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|The title refers to one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions.
 
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|Was There?
 
|Was There?
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|White Line (
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|White Line
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Allan Holdsworth
 
|Holdsworth, Pete Brown
 
|Holdsworth, Pete Brown
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|Wardenclyffe Tower
 
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|This title refers to a character in an episode of “Star Trek” called “All Our Yesterdays”.
 
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|Zone  
 
|Zone  

Revision as of 06:40, 9 July 2017

Title Artist Writer(s) Album Meaning
0274 Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain The area phone code for Bradford.
5 to 10 Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower Meaning
54 Duncan Terrace Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Secrets The address of pianist Pat Smythe.
54 Duncan Terrace Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth With A Heart In My Song The address of pianist Pat Smythe.
Above & Below Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong Meaning
Above and Below Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Above and Below (Reprise) Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Against the Clock Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Naomi Star Wardenclyffe Tower Meaning
All Our Yesterdays Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark Atavachron The title refers to an episode of the same name in “Star Trek”.
Alphrazallan Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong Meaning
At the Edge Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth The Things You See Meaning
Atavachron Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron The Atavachron was a time travel device in “Star Trek”.
Bo Peep Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Brothers Tempest Hiseman, Holdsworth Tempest Meaning
Checking Out Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
City Nights Allan Holdsworth Gary Husband Secrets Meaning
Clown Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Sand Meaning
Curves Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Dark House Tempest Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth Tempest Meaning
Devil Take the Hindmost Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Metal Fatigue Devil Take the Hindmost is a type of bicycle run. At the end of every lap or every set number of laps the last rider to cross the line is eliminated from the race. When just a handful of riders remain, they sprint for the finish.
Diminished Responsibility Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth The Things You See The title is a pun on the use of diminished scales in the theme of the song.
Distance vs. Desire Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Sand Meaning
Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth Steve Hunt Wardenclyffe Tower This title is an example of rhyming slang, explained by Steve Hunt in his interview with Rick Beato.
Don't You Know Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Downside Up Allan Holdsworth Chad Wackerman The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Eeny Meeny Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Eidolon Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Endomorph Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark Secrets ”Something that is encapsulated in something else”, referring to Allan’s expression of love for his parents.
Floppy Hat Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness This song is apparently dedicated to Claire, Allan’s second wife.
Foyers of Fun Tempest Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth Tempest Meaning
Fred Tony Williams New Lifetime Holdsworth Believe It This song was originally titled “Kinder”, but was renamed. Fred was the nickname for Holdsworth’s first wife, Angela.
Funnels Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron The song was commissioned for Queen Mary’s Jazz Festival. The ship Queen Mary has three funnels.
Funnels Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong Meaning
Gas Lamp Blues Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong This is a reworking of the song “Gattox”.
Gattox Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Golden Lakes Igginbottom Holdsworth Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Golden Lakes Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth The Things You See Meaning
Gone Sailing Soft Machine Holdsworth Bundles Meaning
Good Clean Filth Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Gorgon Tempest Hiseman, Clarke, Holdsworth Tempest Meaning
Hard Hat Area Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area Meaning
Home Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Metal Fatigue The title refers to Allan’s native Yorkshire. The pub sounds at the beginning were recorded in a local Yorkshire pub.
House of Mirrors Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area Meaning
In the Mystery Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Paul Korda Metal Fatigue Meaning
Is She Just a Dream? Igginbottom Holdsworth, Mick Skelly Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Joshua Allan Holdsworth Steve Hunt Secrets Joshua is the name of Steve Hunt’s first son.
Karzie Key Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Kinder Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness The title refers to a childlike quality in the use of the German word meaning “children”.
Land of the Bag Snake Soft Machine Holdsworth Bundles Meaning
Lanyard Loop Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Meaning
Last May Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Let's Throw Shrimp Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Johnson Against The Clock Meaning
Letsby Tony Williams New Lifetime Holdsworth Believe It Meaning
Letters of Marque Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. The title refers to the government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale, in the age of sail.
Looking Glass Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron Meaning
Low Levels, High Stakes Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area Meaning
Mac Man Sand Meaning
Madame Vintage Soft Works Holdsworth Abracadabra Meaning
Maid Marion Allan Holdsworth Hunt Secrets Meaning
Material Real Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games Meaning
Material unreal Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Mental Medication U.K. Holdsworth, Bruford, Jobson U.K. Meaning
Metal Fatigue Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Paul Williams Metal Fatigue Meaning
Mr. Spock Tony Williams New Lifetime Holdsworth Believe It The title is one of Allan’s numerous references to Star Trek.
Mr. Berwell Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron The title refers to Allan’s son Sam, although Allan was never explicit about this in any published interview.
Nevermore U.K. Holdsworth, Jobson, Wetton U.K. Meaning
Night Illusion Gong Holdsworth Gazeuse! Meaning
Non Brewed Condiment Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron Non-brewed condiment is a vinegar substitute created with water, acetic acid, flavourings and often caramel colour. It is sometimes used in fish and chip shops in the United Kingdom and Ireland instead of malt vinegar.
Not So Sweet Dreams Igginbottom Holdsworth Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Oneiric Moor Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower Meaning
Out from Under Allan Holdsworth Steven Robinson, Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
Out of Confusion Igginbottom Dave Freeman, Steven Robinson, Holdsworth, Mick Skelly Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Panic Station Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Paul Williams Metal Fatigue Meaning
Peril Premonition Allan Holdsworth Chad Wackerman Secrets Meaning
Please Hold On Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Poochini Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Tales From The Vault Poochini was the name of one of Allan’s dogs.
Postlude Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Hunt, Skúli Sverrisson, Gary Husband Hard Hat Area Meaning
Prelude Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Steve Hunt Hard Hat Area Meaning
Pud Wud Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Sand Pud Wud was the nickname of Allan’s daughter Emily.
Questions Allan Holdsworth Chad Wackerman) Wardenclyffe Tower Meaning
Road Games Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games Meaning
Ruhkukah Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area According to Eddie Coralnick, “Is a term a Great Friend R.I.P. came up with as he was a Studly woman's man.....and was seemingly in the bedroom with the Ladies...per Allan....imagine a headboard of a bed hitting the wall as Barry was engaged with a Lady friend in The bedroom......RUHKUKAH , RUHKUKAH, RUHKUKAH......Sort of a Manly expression Barry Blood ......seemed to use bragging at the PUB, That is what that track is about.....Allan would just say RUHKUK....for short !”
San onofre Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
Sand Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Sand Meaning
Secrets Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Rowanne Mark Secrets Meaning
Shadows Of Gong Holdsworth Gazeuse! Meaning
Shallow Sea Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
Snow Moon Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
So Long Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
Sphere of Innocence Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower Meaning
Spokes Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Secrets Meaning
Sundays Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth With A Heart In My Song Meaning
Sweet Dry Biscuits Igginbottom Holdsworth Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Temporary Fault Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
Texas Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain Meaning
The 4.15 Bradford Executive Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman Sand The song is meant to depict a train ride from Bradford to London.
The Abingdon Chasp Bruford Holdsworth One Of A Kind ”The Abingdon Chap” is a logo of a British brewery, and “chasp” is how it would be pronounced after you had a few pints.
The Castle Igginbottom Holdsworth Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
The Dominant Plague Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Atavachron Meaning
The Drums Were Yellow Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Gary Novak The Sixteen Men of Tain This track is a tribute to Tony Williams, who would play yellow Gretsch drums.
The Duplicate Man Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
The Duplicate Man (Intro) Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Flat Tire Meaning
The Sixteen Men of Tain Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain The title is a reference to the Glenmorangie distillery, which was traditionally run by “the sixteen men of tain”.
The Things You See Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong Meaning
The Things You See (When You Haven't Got Your Gun) Holdsworth/Beck Holdsworth The Things You See Meaning
The Things You See (When You Haven't Got Your Gun) Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
The Un-Merry-Go-Round Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Metal Fatigue Meaning
The Witch Igginbottom Holdsworth Igginbottom's Wrench Meaning
Three Sheets to the Wind Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games According to Allan’s second wife Claire, the term simply means “drunk”.
Tokyo Dream Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games Meaning
Tullio Allan Holdsworth Hard Hat Area The song is a tribute to cyclist and inventor Tullio Camagnolo.
Up and On Tempest John Edwards, Holdsworth Tempest Meaning
Velvet Darkness Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Wardenclyffe Tower Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower The title refers to one of Nikola Tesla’s inventions.
Was There? Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games Meaning
Water on the Brain Pt. II Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Road Games Meaning
Water on the Brain Pt.II Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth All Night Wrong Meaning
Where Is One Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth I.O.U. Meaning
White Line Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Pete Brown I.O.U. Meaning
Wish Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Velvet Darkness Meaning
Zarabeth Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth Wardenclyffe Tower This title refers to a character in an episode of “Star Trek” called “All Our Yesterdays”.
Zone Allan Holdsworth Holdsworth, Steve Hunt, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson All Night Wrong Meaning