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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Henry


Henry McCullough is the subject of one of 2016's best songs, recorded by BP Fallon and David Holmes, a long, euphoric, spoken word tribute to the Northern Irish guitarist and songwriter. BP Fallon's vocal was recorded when he stayed at Holmes' house, the night after Henry's funeral. It's a stunning piece of work.



On Saturday Record Shop Day will be upon us again, the annual cash cow for record companies and Ebay scalpers, with the odd sideline benefit for independent record shops and fans. In terms of its intentions starting out, it was meant to get people back into record shops. Job done I think. But it's crossed over into something else now, something more crass and brazenly commercial. On the other hand, irritatingly, there are always one or two things that I want. Andrew Weatherall's stellar remixes of this track is this year's must-have record here in the Bagging Area bunker.

9 comments:

The Swede said...

Cerys Matthews played this a few weeks back and it stopped me in my tracks in much the same way as 'An Ode to Anthony H Wilson' did a couple of years ago. A stunning tribute.

drew said...

Very good indeed and reminiscent of Come Together. If your in Piccadilly SA and see the Otis Clay single could you pick me up a copy?

Swiss Adam said...

I won't be in on Saturday, we're away this weekend. Will have a look when I can get in the weekend after.

Michael Doherty said...

I like the sound of this. I met Henry about 15 years ago in a pub he was playing in that I worked in. Sat listening to him tell stories about McCartney, etc. to four or five in the morning, the stories getting bigger as the morning (and stout) wore in. He seemed like a decent skin!

Swiss Adam said...

Ha! That's good Michael.

Anonymous said...


Hi - long term follower, very infrequent commenter - just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed the recent run of posts over the last week.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks Anonymous. It means a lot.

John Medd said...

Have you heard Nick Lowe's version of Failed Christian? It is sublime.

Swiss Adam said...

Nope but will have a look out for it now.