#17 Mickey Mantle Stole My Fuckin' Liver

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We'll tell you up front... there's no excuse for this one. It's obnoxious, unjustified and just mean spirited. That said...

Here's the story of Irish rocker Rory Gallagher, whose life saving liver transplant was sabotaged by baseball legend Mickey Mantle, when lucky #7 was granted a liver (the stored liver Gallagher was trying to pay for) only days after appearing on a national donor list. On these tracks - so toxic you may not make it through to the end - you can hear the genuinely dismayed Gallagher (represented here by a computer vox to avoid lawsuits) begging for funds after he learns, via CNN, about Mantle's special treatment. Phone calls from old pals like Ronnie Wood, ringing from the basement bowling alley of his Surrey home (during league play; The Faces vs. The Small Faces) comes a little too late. "Didn’t you need a liver or spleen or something?," Wood asks... but by then Rory is gone. Killed by Mickey Mantle. By the way... The Small Faces won the tournament after Wood was disqualified for throwing himself down the alley into the pins. "The Wake" is the title track's inevitable conclusion. Recorded sorta, kinda, in a way, almost live.

Fuckin' Mickey Fuckin' Mantle Stole My Fuckin' Liver (5:53)
The Wake (4:18)

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released January 1, 2018

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