Tag: Bob Dylan

CATHAL COUGHLAN – Song For Ewe

“On the song “Caucasian Bird Riffles”, Julie Tippetts stands centre-stage. She’s in on the first bar, to minimal piano and Hammond organ accompaniment, singing with little vibrato or inflexion, but with a dominating, glacial presence, as the descending melody line accompanies the opening salvo from Haines”

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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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HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS – Lucky 7

“Doesn’t get cooler than Jack White, the man himself, covering Little Willie John’s ‘I’m Shakin” – I absolutely love the way he drags the folk/blues tradition screaming and howling into the 21 Century. It was a big influence on our new single, ‘Gravel Rag'”

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MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – A Xmas Song For Ewe

“A first listen to the album as a whole is a strange experience. You wonder if it’s some kind of crazy joke – can the astounding jollity of ‘Must Be Santa’ really come from the same genius who did ‘Like A Rolling Stone’? Is this whole thing a Weird Al Yankovic parody? Is Actual Bob Dylan really, genuinely, actually, singing ‘Christmas Island’?”

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JESS BISHOP – Song For Ewe

“On the way to see Bob Dylan at the Hop Farm Festival a few years ago, as I was walking past one of the other tents, I heard this amazing guitar riff coming out so I just popped my head in to see who it was but ended up not being able to leave!”

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