Clutching at Straws: Marillion

Clutching at Straws: Marillion

The last great Marillion album was released just in time for my senior year of high school. I was much older and wiser back then, so I was able to identify with its alcoholic/retrospective/Cold War theme. Theme song (How to choose just one?): Slainte Mhath

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