I still have a thing for Melinda Culea and I’d give anything to be as cool as Hannibal Smith or Face!
There’s a turning left before the brow of a hill and as I turn the steering wheel the CD moves onto a beautiful acoustic number. A gently strummed guitar mixes effortlessly with a mandolin as the singer speaks of smokes, drinks and girls with flowers in their hair.
At the very best she is making an appeal for ultra-liberalism - embrace your enemy no matter how bad they are and mixing it with an understandable sentimentality about her father...at worst we could have another Morrissey car crash on our hands.
Joe Gideon whose recent Manchester gig got a rave review on LTW here, has a great off the wall video for his new single here... With songs that switch from tombstone blues to pastoral psychedelia to sparse post-punk to grinding grooves. Songs of tension and release, lyrical bon mots and rhythmic power and imagination with very English melodies entwined around the songs