It’s no secret that Mark E Smith doesn’t take too kindly to bands that he perceives to be ripping him off… “Pavement, it’s just the Fall in 1985, isn’t it? They haven’t got an original idea in their heads.” * All the more ironic then … Continue reading Notebooks Out, Plagiarists.
“Standing on the deck I watch my shadow stretch…” The Drones’ “Shark Fin Blues” is a monumental behemoth of a song – the story of Jonah and Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” chewed up and spat out via almost six minutes of the most gloriously … Continue reading How I Learned To Love The Drones
Damn – Merle Haggard checked out. I really liked Haggard and that Bakersfield sound – always seemed more ‘Country’ to me than most music coming out of Nashville. Bakersfield was a broken beer bottle on a spit ‘n’ sawdust floor whilst Nashville was, at best, beer sipped from a … Continue reading Merle Haggard 1937-2016