Month: August 2020

SLIM MOON of KILL ROCK STARS – Song For Ewe

“The song reminds me of other very bleak very simple songs I love. “Failure” by the Swans. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division. “World War” by The Cure. “Big River” by Johnny Cash. “Lord, I’m Discouraged” by The Hold Steady. “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. “Is That All There Is” by Peggy Lee. Several songs by The Smiths. It also reminds me of the John Cougar album title “Nothing Matters and What If It Did?””

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JON LANGFORD – Lucky 7

“Punk was very much about white kids reaction to seeing young West Indian kids fight the cops at the Notting Hill carnival and learning to dig their music and rebel stance. The protest against institutional racism and police brutality all over the US this week are encouraging to me because the participants are so young and so racially mixed. Maybe this is the generation that can turn the tide.”

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DAVID LANCE CALLAHAN of WOLFHOUNDS – Song For Ewe

“It’s an unfortunate – though entirely natural – modern consequence of many of the great musical innovations having happened post-war that a lot of people’s online postings are RIP messages about the death of an ailing originator. So it was for me, when remarkable soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone died on 6 July. One of the first LPs I ever owned as a child was the budget RCA Camden version of a compilation of two of his soundtracks, with “A Fistful of Dollars” on one side and “For a Few Dollars More” on the other – it’s still a worthy entry-level purchase for anyone wishing to dive into Morricone’s peerless and bottomless work. A massive influence on my music which, naturally, sounds nothing like it.”

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