JAMES JOHNSTON of GALLON DRUNK – Song For Ewe
Jul13

JAMES JOHNSTON of GALLON DRUNK – Song For Ewe

SONG FOR EWE with JAMES JOHNSTON of GALLON DRUNK “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a man who is the musical link between Derek Raymond, the pulp crime writer and Paul Raymond, the king of seamy seventies Soho and beyond, it’s a raconteur of tales from both the bottom of the whisky glass, and the bottom of his heart,...

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DEADLY LONG LEGS Live – Retro Review
Jul10

DEADLY LONG LEGS Live – Retro Review

DEADLY LONG LEGS, LIVE @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM A RETRO REVIEW BY THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES “THE GREATEST BAND YOU NEVER SAW” One Friday night in October a few years ago, Birmingham was lit up by the raw garage sounds of three young punks that headlined a night that myself and a couple of buddies, Ben and Jim Drummond put on at The Sunflower Lounge.. .Deadly Long Legs literally blew everybody away that fateful night...

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DAVID GEDGE of THE WEDDING PRESENT – Song For Ewe
Jul07

DAVID GEDGE of THE WEDDING PRESENT – Song For Ewe

SONG FOR EWE with DAVID GEDGE of THE WEDDING PRESENT & CINERAMA “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is both literally & figuratively a giant in the indie world, the leader of two great bands filled with a heady mix of melody and discordant guitars. He’s a man who soundtracked many of my unrequited adolescent loves,...

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DALE CROVER of THE MELVINS – Song For Ewe
Jul06

DALE CROVER of THE MELVINS – Song For Ewe

The Melvins are legendary. Without them the Seattle Grunge scene might not have evolved and to this day they’re still recording exciting and relevant new music. It’s no secret that here at Velvet Sheep Towers (read Squat) we LOVE their latest release ‘The Bulls and The Bees/Electroretard’, so you can image how thrilled we were when drummer Dale Crover indulged us with his ‘Song for Ewe’. Song for Ewe is a feature we reserve for either...

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\\GT// – Lucky 7!
Jul06

\\GT// – Lucky 7!

\\GT// – Lucky 7! Lucky 7 is our regular feature where bands select 6 songs that have influenced their music then, as a Brucie bonus, they get to select their Lucky 7 – one of their own! Today it’s the turn of Scott Lee, frontman for the Birmingham Alabama power trio \\GT//. How rock n roll is this, Scotty actually lives in an Alabama motorcycle shop and frequently admits that the two most important things in his...

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