Month: May 2018

TOD A from FIREWATER & COP SHOOT COP – Song For Ewe

“I fell in love with this melody the first time I heard it, when I inherited a cardboard box of Trojan records in around 2003. I immediately dug the descending line of the chorus. It wasn’t until a decade later that I discovered that the Skatalites had ripped off the song —note-for-note —from a song called “Comin’ Home, Baby,” and simply changed the title to “Christine Keeler.”

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THE COMMON COLD – Lucky 7

“I was going to pick something from “All Mod Cons” by The Jam but this band nailed the English art school sound for me / simple lyric writing that you didn’t need a dictionary to work them out and what they were going on about.”

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AUBREY HORNOR from LITHICS – Song For Ewe

“This song also has my all-time favorite scream. It’s so loud and inappropriate, makes me laugh every time I hear it, it’s so good! My band mate Bob thinks this scream may be second only to Iggy Pop’s weird inverted, coughing scream in the middle of “T.V. Eye”, so it’s a very highly rated scream among members of Lithics.”

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MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – Lucky 7

“The other band were all right, but Belle & Sebastian blew my tiny mind. I’d seen millions of bands doing something similar to what they did, but had never seen one do it right before. Afterwards I bought a rolled up poster from the merch stand and playfully tapped Stuart Murdoch on the head with it. I don’t think he appreciated the gesture.”

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