52 Songs for 52 Weeks: Week 17 – Restless Natives by Big Country

Big Country exploded onto the music scene with their incredible song, In a Big Country and instantly earned superstar status and immediate comparisons to U2. 

Despite their electric start Big Country never achieved the fame that was predicted for them.  Who knows why?  It could have been that Scottish bands were over looked; it could have been poor promotion.  One thing is clear – they didn’t miss out on superstardom because of their music.

Big Country’s 1st 3 albums are as good as any in my record library and I’d say their song catalog is as good as any band – ever.

During the height of their popularity, Stuart Adamson and the band were asked to record the music for a Scottish film called “Restless Natives” – it wasn’t  a great film, but it does have an incredible sound track.  This is the title track.


The eagle he was lord above and Rob was lord below

-cj cheetham

Check out the classic Restless natives film clip:


52 songs for 52 weeks will get your music collection up to par. If you want to have a better music collection – check in each week . Add a song a week and in one year’s time your music collection will be the envy of all your friends.

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