1981 to 2007
Dunfermline, Fife, United Kingdom
Big Country is a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981. The height of the band's popularity was in the early 1980s, although it retained a cult following for many years after. The band's music was most recognisable for the sounds it infused with Scottish folk and martial music styles, as well as for playing and engineering their guitar driven sound to evoke the inspirational spirit of bagpipes, fiddles and other traditional folk instruments.
Thoughts on Songs with Big Country
2 years ago
My interpretation of this song is it's about the highland clearances of the 16th century, especially during the Jacobite rising's and the clan curbing by James VII and about their execution and exile to America and the torment of being driven from their own country.