Month: January 2021

THE SHAKAMOTO INVESTIGATION – Lucky 7

“It’s been a stinker trying to release records during the pandemic but when they’re this good you’ve got to heed that call. I haven’t been this amped on something so close to home in a good few years. The Shaka guys have made a killer LP that has all the calling cards of some of the best weirdo 80s hardcore like Big Boys, Minutemen & Meat Puppets but with none of the usual archaic stubborness that comes with the usual fanboys (and yea they are usually boys) for it.”

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CHRIS BROKAW – Song For Ewe

“— In 2017 I started going to see this band in Boston called Possum. They’re a folk/country band with several members; they’re one of those very few bands (like the Mekons or Queens of The Stone Age circa 2004) (neither of whom they resemble) who have several great lead singers. Possum has 5 excellent singers, all quite different from one another, so I’d describe them as ‘endlessly entertaining’.”

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TAMAR APHEK – Song For Ewe

“The song of Brigitte Fontaine “Comme à la radio” (Like in the radio) inspired my musical style in many ways. In her boundless style, while breaking all musical rules, Fontaine succeeded to deliver her message that the source of music is life itself”

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DAVE HENDERSON of DISCO ZOMBIES – Song For Ewe

“Blah” by Sidney And The Chimps I saw a picture of The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy in their record basement and have spent years unearthing the songs that they loved. This comes from a double album I put together for Rough Trade shops on gloriously coloured vinyl. It’s a band playing a beatnik jazz tune back in 1958 and adding their own one word commentary when the mood takes them. It’s effortlessly ridiculous and somehow wonderful too.”

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