Sunday, December 15, 2013
I picked up this cd (a tenner from Radstock Museum) and I have to admit it's well worth getting if you have an interest in Mining. The music's good and well executed. Proceeds to Radstock Museum.
"These workers' songs are not folk songs in the recognised sense but songs written for a particular purpose," he writes. "Usually to garner support for miners in times of industrial strife, to raise morale and funds for miners on strike or sold on broadsheets to raise money to support the families of colliers killed or wounded at work." The CD is being sold to support the work of Radstock Museum, which is the best place to go to learn about the local coalfields. The album was made possible thanks to the research carried out by museum trustee Tom Randall at the time of the mine closures and in subsequent years. Dave has been singing for nearly 50 years.
The CD is available for £10 from Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, North Somerset BA3 3EP, tel: 01761 437722, or directly from Dave on 01761 419224.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
This review from Maximum Rock and Roll is by Allan McNaughton: "A new self-released 10" from eternal post-punk underdogs Animals and Men. I think the four tracks are a mix of old and new material,but it was all recorded this year.If you've heard the band,you won't be in for any surprises musically:primitive,simple bass-driven post punk with Susan's detached vocals over the top. The surprise is that they still sound somewhat fresh and relevant.They do what they do without pretension and there's something very admirable about that,especially after all these years.My hat is off to 'em." MRR #367.....