Tag: Buzzcocks

JOHNNY TEMPLE of FAKE NAMES – Song For Ewe

“By 1980 synthesizers were moving to the front of the mix in Gary Numan’s music, but back in 1978 when Tubeway Army was recorded, the guitars and bass were louder and dirtier. I’ll never get tired of hearing the guitars kick in sixty seconds into “Listen to the Sirens.” I don’t know if Kurt Cobain was a Tubeway Army fan, but lyrically, this song and the album as a whole seem to be violently alienated uncles to Bleach and Nevermind.”

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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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THE GRANITE SHORE – Lucky 7

“Trying to pick one ABBA song was torture, I could easily have picked six and that’d’ve still been a massive challenge, as ABBA were my first musical love and will be my last. Every record I’ve made reflects the particular way in which I’ve failed to sound like them, although I like to think that I got a little nearer this time.”

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THEE MVPs debut album (finally)!

THEE MVPs are a bunch of MC5 loving miscreants that feature a genuine Gravesender, the Punk-a-hontus that is Charlie Wyatt, and now they’ve got a debut album (finally) despite wrecking house parties all over, bringing a little bit of Castle Face Records to Rochester Castle (or at least its environs).

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