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The Godfathers release This Is War – The Godfathers Live! and pick their favourites live LP’s

Legendary British rock & roll band The Godfathers release a live album entitled ‘This Is War! – The Godfathers Live!’ on Monday 21st January. This CD is an exclusive, limited edition item that will only be available direct from The Godfathers’ official outlets & not available in record stores. The live album features 15 storming tracks recorded in Germany & Sweden from across their career right up to their most recent, critically acclaimed ‘A Big Bad Beautiful Noise’ release. ‘This Is War! – The Godfathers Live!’ was produced & mixed by Godfathers’ guitarist Steve Crittall & will only be available on limited edition CD exclusively from The Godfathers’ official website & from the merch stall at any of their concerts.& on digital download sites like ITunes.

To celebrate the release of what looks like being a cracking live album capturing the essence of the band, I asked them what there personal favourite live albums were.  These are the short and sweet answers I got; no big surprises but some classic selections.

Steve Crittall (Guitar)

My all time favourite live album is Johnny Cash’s ‘Live At San Quentin’. That was also my father’s favourite and I still have his copy.


Tim James (Drums)

The Ramones. ‘It’s Alive’ Loved that whole new sound and attitude & it’s captured perfectly here – that late 70’s music revolution.

Darren Birch (bass)

Jerry Lee Lewis ‘Live at the Star Club’…..Some of the most primal rock’n’roll ever…..Listen as the Nashville Teens try to keep up with the Killer!


Alex McBain (Guitar)

‘Nirvana Unplugged’ for me.. Huge fan as a teenager. Showed the bands vulnerability and versatility. Some great covers as well – ‘Man Who Sold The World’, ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’.


Peter Coyne (Vocals)

‘1969: The Velvet Underground Live’ –  The Velvets, post Cale & Nico do the business live. Inspirational favourite of mine as a teenager!


‘This Is War! – The Godfathers Live!’ track listing:

This Is War/Cause I Said So/A Big Bad Beautiful Noise/Till My Heart Stops Beating/One Good Reason/Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues/How Low Is Low/Unreal World/Defibrillator/When Am I Coming Down/She Gives Me Love/Just Because You’re Not Paranoid Doesn’t Mean To Say They’re Not Going To Get You/I Want Everything/This Damn Nation/Birth School Work Death

The band are currently writing material for a new studio album to be released in 2020 to coincide with the 35th anniversary since their formation.

The Godfathers will play 4 UK gigs in February 2019 (including a Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre concert at London’s iconic 100 Club) followed by European dates & festivals

8/02/19 – MIDDLESBROUGH – Westgarth Social Club
14/02/19 – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club 
15/02/19 – NORWICH – The Waterfront 
16/02/19 LONDON – 100 Club 

Godfathers Official Website


All words, apart from press release,  Ged Babey

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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