The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 97

Mrs Swiss is off to a 70s night tonight- a fundraiser for Pictor Special School, the special needs Primary school our son I.T. used to go to. And it’s an opportunity for her to see her friends and have a dance.

But it made me think- it’d be fun to book a venue, publicise a 70s night, wait for everyone to arrive in their Afro wigs and fancy dress shop polyester flares and then give them a different version of the 70s- Neil Young, various versions of Bowie, some heavy 70s reggae, some Lee Scratch Perry, a dollop of dub, some Clash, Pistols, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie, X-Ray Spex, Bunnymen, Joy Division, some obscure early Factory bands, some scratchy post-punk, a few bits of Postcard, krautrock, Kraftwerk… I could always play I Feel Love as a crowd pleaser at the end and then send them on their way with Lou Reed’s Goodnight Ladies (from Transformer). Although there might be just me left by that point.

Anyway, enough- on with the rockabilly, this week from Billie J. Killen.

It Makes No Difference

Don’t Be So La-Di-Dah

I happened upon this recently (thanks to  reader Paul Bob Horrocks) and rather like it- a song from a forthcoming Westbam album with the vocals of Richard Butler (him from Psychedelic Furs, still going somewhere near you). You Need The Drugs has a lovely skippy rhythm, wobbly bass and big synthy strings and Butler’s vox (‘Don’t be so la-di-dah, you need the drugs’- quite). Find it at Soundcloud and lose part of the last working day of the week.

No d/l I’m afraid- listen only. Besides at the rate things are being ‘listened to’ from my Boxnet account I’ll be out of bandwidth by the end of next week.