‘Unconsciousness Rules’ is the second song on George Harrison’s ninth solo album Somewhere In England.

The lyrics find Harrison warning about the spiritual dangers of nightclubs, with the “blind leading the blind”, and depicting a hapless victim of the perils of dancing at discos. Never one to shy away from casting judgement on others, here he never sounded more out of touch with the younger generation.

Warner Bros rejected the original version of Somewhere In England, which had ‘Unconsciousness Rules’ closing side one. The song was remixed for the final release.

A remastered version of the album was issued in 2004, as a standalone release and as part of the box set The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992. It contained Harrison’s original mix of ‘Unconsciousness Rules’.

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Next song: ‘Life Itself’
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