Tag: Kurt Cobain

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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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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