Shuggy Otis – Inspiration Information

Stephen Mallinder ‘I love the idea of this album. Shuggy made it then kicked back for nearly 30 years, just not bothering. It’s an absolute classic – although it doesn’t have his most memorable track, ‘Strawberry Letter # 23’ which was on the previous and only other release. He must have thought “yeah that about does it … I’m gonna go cook some dinner and hang out now”. I like the drum-machiney understated vibe to the album, it sits in a great soul-folksy kind of space.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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