Tag: The Jesus Lizard

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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JASON CARTY of MARKERS – Song For Ewe

“It’s a fantastic track, full of devilish guitar riffs, mixed with stuttering, choppy rhythmic sections, and then balanced with interesting vocal parts, often with multiple harmonies layered on top of each other. The vibe is totally cooking and the musicianship top notch, without being pretentious.”

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TOD A from FIREWATER & COP SHOOT COP – Song For Ewe

“I fell in love with this melody the first time I heard it, when I inherited a cardboard box of Trojan records in around 2003. I immediately dug the descending line of the chorus. It wasn’t until a decade later that I discovered that the Skatalites had ripped off the song —note-for-note —from a song called “Comin’ Home, Baby,” and simply changed the title to “Christine Keeler.”

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