Tag: Cathal Coughlan

KEELEY – Song(s) For Ewe

“Wendy and Lisa I’ve learned were part of Prince’s band, and he’s arguably the greatest all-round musician EVER so they must have sensational chops as that cat wouldn’t tolerate anything less than perfection. Voice of the Beehive meanwhile were Power-Pop princesses who made one incredible album – 1988’s Let It Bee – but then seem to have suffered death by A&R and overproduction. Fancy that eh? The perils of major label life! The moral of the story? Indie artists need to be on Indie labels. Bliss-out!”

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ANDY GOLDING of DRAGON WELDING – Song For Ewe

“This one name-checked ‘Johnny B. Goode’ so it had to be Rock’n’Roll, right? With hindsight, this is a throwaway novelty cash-in record. The badly overdubbed double speed sax and alien voices are way too loud and both go helplessly out of time. To me, it sounded then as it does now; magically insane music from Outer Space. I’m still not sure if it’s Rock’n’Roll though.”

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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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