Tag: David Callahan

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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NIGHTINGALES “THE TOP SHELF” – V.S. Song of the Year 2020 & new “song for ewe”

“I had just seen that The Wolfhounds had a new record out so thought I’d put my walk to good use and listen to their new record! I really did smile the whole walk, it was and is a brilliant record. Sounds totally different to what I’ve heard of them before.. one track actually remind me of early ‘Gales with a Lloyd twang in his voice…”

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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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THE WOLFHOUNDS – LUCKY 7

“I get asked a lot about the supposed glory days of C86. Actually, as they are now, things were pretty shitty for youths then too, but we had escape routes by ganging together and we had a safety net in the welfare state. From our new LP, this is my take on the media aggrandising of a relatively impoverished and frustrated youth, with the knowledge lurking in the background that things are worse for many now.”

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