Tag: The Cramps

DAVE HENDERSON of DISCO ZOMBIES – Song For Ewe

“Blah” by Sidney And The Chimps I saw a picture of The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy in their record basement and have spent years unearthing the songs that they loved. This comes from a double album I put together for Rough Trade shops on gloriously coloured vinyl. It’s a band playing a beatnik jazz tune back in 1958 and adding their own one word commentary when the mood takes them. It’s effortlessly ridiculous and somehow wonderful too.”

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JIM JONES of JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND – Song For Ewe

“I’ve recently been re-listening to the fantastic electric eels (lower case as a salute to EE Cummings)They were a true protopunk band given to random acts of violence both on and off stage and based in Cleveland, Ohio circa 1975. Every time I need to check how explosive or raucous one of my mixes is, I use this as the yard stick. It’s superb stuff – enjoy!”

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ANNI HOGAN – Song For Ewe

“That fabulous monochrome suit, gorgeous wild hair and matter of fact placing the seat behind her before the full frenzy solo performance! With ‘Fire’ she permeated Mutant Disco and her own brand of loose Parisian fire mixed with New York groove & grit defined a remarkable poetic outpouring of crazy fantastic and of course so beautiful and French and cool.”

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LULU LEWIS – Lucky 7

“Rock the Deer is like reading the Sunday Times in a meth cooking trailer park. Yes, our 1:39 of our insanity and now evolving deer character. We’re enjoying him. Expect to see him more. He has plans.”

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V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – NICK HUTCHINGS

Everybody loves lists this time of year right, so who are we to buck the trend? Velvet Sheep asks it’s trio of writers for their Lucky 7 tunes of the year, and stepping up to the oche, into the breach, up to his neck, is VS fanzine creator and captain Nick Hutchings (seen above in his TV job – no it wasn’t a Kleenex commercial). He chooses Royal Trux, The Fall, Band of Holy Joy, Nightingales, Sleaford Mods, Thurston Moore and Kid Congo…

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