>The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 4

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OFSTED eh? They come in, crawl all over you, scrutinise everything you do, watch you work and comment on it, make a load of judgements and then leave. The sun still comes up the next day. For the record, we did pretty well and don’t expect to see them again until 2013/14. Relief is the main feeling I think, and knackeredness. Open a bottle of something Mrs Swiss.

This is Gene Maltais, whose Raging Sea we rocked to a few weeks ago when this series crawled out of the grave. Gene has a crazy baby. Hope she doesn’t steal hubcaps on her way home from school.

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And Yes, Yes, Y’all Was The Siren Call

Scritti Politti have got their first career spanning compilation out soon and there’s good article to promote it in the latest issue of Mojo. Back in 2006 Green Gartside released a homemade Scritti album, White Bread Black Beer, containing some beautifully sung songs with guitar and drum machine backing. This was the opening song- The Boom Boom Bap, a lovely tribute to and lament for the old school hip hop Green fell for in the 80s. Not that it sounds anything like old school hip hop. He manages to sweetly sing lines borrowed from those early records and make them sound like something else entirely – the boom boom bap, the tap a tap tap, the big beat drum, the yes yes y’all and the siren’s call, hard times, sucker mcs, Jay’s game, the Brewski point, the beat of my heart, wake up , Hollis crew, rock box, it’s like that, juice joint Jane, hooks can kill, jinging dollar dollar bill, I love you still… I always will.

01 The Boom Boom Bap.wma