Ankle Shackles

This eleven minute epic from King Creosote came out in August last year- motorik drumbeat, strings, fiddles, all sorts of stuff and Kenny’s plaintive vocal. It’s a stunner. It came on a vinyl only e.p. limited to just 400 copies. I saw a copy on Saturday and like an idiot didn’t buy it (limited cash and I went for the Jeremy Deller/Optimo’s Voodoo Ray 12 ” and the William Onyeabor album). I will have to return to the record shop. In the meantime…

Ankle Shackles

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You’ve Got Your Red Jeans On

I love this King Creosote song- from its accordion intro to its xylophone solo, and the little details fleshed out in the lyrics- the red jeans, leaving bootprints on lawns, the girl he fell for… It’s got a video too, which I didn’t know about until the night before last.

I had a niggling feeling about this post so I checked- I’ve posted this song before, in September 2011, with the same title as well. So here is My Favourite Girl instead (which is gorgeous and romantic) and as Drew pointed out last week, it’s not often you can play a song and say ‘just wait til you hear the accordion on this’.

My Favourite Girl

You’ve Got Your Red Jeans On


My mp3 player spluttered out of digital life on Sunday, leaving me scrabbling around in the car for cassettes on Monday morning. I found one which was labelled June 06, stuck it in the slot and within three songs this came up- Bootprints by King Creosote, from from his 2005 album KC Rules OK. I was smitten again by this gorgeous little song, beautifully sung by Kenny Anderson, a romantic tale of lost youth and drunken love.