Originally published in Beat Motel zine issue #1 many, many years ago. The Replacements Lyrics are some of the best lyrics I have ever heard. They appeal to me because above all they have a great humour to them, in an almost English way though a lot of the lyrics seem quite tinged with sadness. In fact in most Replacements songs there seems to be quite a depressive … [Read more...] about Top Ten lyrics by The Replacements
The Ugly Truth About Ipswich is a compilation album that my record label (CornDog Records) put out in conjunction with local heroes Antigen Records. I raised the money for this album with a LOT of help from fellow ZEEBer Graham Mann - we organised a ton of gigs and a hilarious inter-band football tournament (a nod also needs to be given to Marc Newby/ Aflightoremember who also … [Read more...] about The Ugly Truth About Ipswich
Me, a few years before my first gig. Originally published in ‘Lights Go Out’ issue 11, February 2011 Whenever folk talk about the first gig they went to it is assumed (by them) that they'll earn extra points if it was either a very obscure and musically challenging underground act, or if the first band they saw went on to become global megastars. Now I certainly don't … [Read more...] about For those about to rock, we pray for you.
CDEP - One Little Indian Records Starting off like a seriously dirty version of psychobilly the title track of this E.P totally changes tone when the vocals kick in - sure there's yelling, but it's damn cool yelling that sits nicely in with the music rather than overpowering it. The vocals aren't as harsh as Ghost of a Thousand and yet somehow more guttural than The … [Read more...] about The Computers – Music is Dead
MASON (yup, written in capitals) was a band formed by Martyn Peck (guitar), Dom Cattermole (drums), Simon Finbow (vocals) and myself (playing bass) a few years ago. Martyn wrote a couple of pretty astounding Black Sabbath style desert rock/ stoner metal songs and we recorded them at the fantastic Amblin Man studios in Suffolk. After a short period of inactivity … [Read more...] about MASON – From the core