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Monday, 25 March 2013

Baltic Fleet



I've just got hold of this via Twitter- it's not just there for clever one-liners and telling people what you're doing right now. If you give your email address to the box in this link here you can download an excellent guitar and organ led, post-punk/motorik instrumental from Baltic Fleet, who by name alone sound like they should be on the bill at some History Rocks festival alongside Public Service Broadcasting and British Sea Power, possibly held in a disused Cold War bunker site or a World War Two airfield. With only rationed food available in the food tent. Mr Billy Childish could appear too. And our friend Andrew Weatherall would dj between the bands while also modelling the finest tweeds.

Baltic Fleet is Warrington's Paul Fleming (who used pay the bills by playing keyboards for the Bunnymen). Course, what the free download is meant to do is get you to want to buy the album. Which I quite fancy now.

The photo shows the famous Baltic Fleet pub in Liverpool.

4 comments:

charity chic said...

Baltic Fleet was the name of a Glasgow "razor gang" who originated in Baltic Street in Bridgeton in the east end of the city!

George said...

Did they ever have a scrap with the Ferry Fleet? They were, I believe, a gang from that den of iniquity and violence Broughty Ferry...

drew said...

I've got the last Baltic Fleet album, it's pretty good

Swiss Adam said...

Now I've got the cost-format dilemma. Buy on vinyl at £12 with dl included or dl from emusic at less than a fiver.