I’ve been thinking of changing things around on here for a while now. I just don’t get a lot of time to post as regularly as other Blogs do, and one way or another don’t get the opportunity to plug as much new UK music as I hoped I would when I started off. (Why do bands not give away mp3s on their Myspace pages anymore?)
So, anyway, I’m going to make a bit of a diversion. My original intention had always been to try to plug new bands that I might have seen or reasonably expect to see in the near future. I’ve also tried to avoid posting any tracks that weren’t freely and legally available already. Well, I’ve been kind of stretching those rules for a while now so it seems silly not to dispense with them altogether, really.
And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you “Lucky Seven”, an occasional freebie I intend to post in times when this Blog is looking increasingly cobwebby. Working on (and stretching) the premise that new music doesn’t actually have to be new, as such, I’m going to put together a bunch of tracks that have recently forced their way into my consciousness for the first time, or possibly for the first time in a while. I’ll try to keep it interesting, and hopefully continue to introduce you all to some new music even if it’s not actually - well you get it, right?
I’ll still keep making posts on genuinely new stuff and on the odd shindigs I venture out to, but in the meantime, here’s Lucky Seven #1
1 – The Good Mr Square – The Pretty Things
2 – Mr Moto – The Duo-Tones
3 – Ghost Rider – Suicide
4 – Cry of the Werewolf – Scientist
5 – Lucky Seven –The Skatalites
6 – Average Guy – Johnny Dowd
7 – Freedom – Yabby You
It’s a deliberately mixed bag, and they’re all great tracks, but I can certainly recommend to you the Johnny Dowd and Duo-Tones tracks, both taken from albums recently bought from Emusic, the former a delightfully cracked and miserable country blues artist, and the latter an acoustic take on some classic surf records. Enjoy.
Lucky Seven #1
*As ever, if anyone sees any of these tracks as offending or ripping them off in any way, give us a shout and I’ll take them down.