Good dog plays piano.

His life has been woof, but i feel his pain…

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BritRock Classics #1 – Earth Vs The Wildhearts

this is ReBlogged from @GarethEndean

Anything With Guitars

The 90’s gave us many genres; Grunge, Nu-Metal, Britpop and the Pop-Punk scene. But flying under – although often infuriatingly close to -the radar was a loose collection of British rock bands, lumped together through locality rather than a shared sonic blueprint. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to the best of BritRock: the genre you didn’t know you knew.

First up:Earth vs The Wildhearts

If there is one band that embodies the BritRock scene more than any other it’s The Wildhearts. Formed by ex-Quireboys guitarist, Ginger, after he was kicked out of the band for the alleged crime of excessive drinking. They flirted with success, courted disaster and produced some of the finest music of the era, leaving a trail of what-ifs and what-could-have-beens in their wake.

The Quireboys had been touted by many as the next big thing but in truth they were a ‘hair’ band born just…

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A Stranger Passed by Toddy :POEM

A stranger passed
taking the scent of each flower
How surprised an English woman when presented
With a bouquet of wild
Her husband stood in quiet recall

Are these the Irish
Who rebel and will to die
Are these the Irish
Who faced the Germans on the Sonne
Or am I the gom
When in younger years I stood at Mennin gate
A proud Irish man
The salt of that single tear
It won’t hold close, it won’t hold dear
But I the Irish man at the last post
Cried Another.

Toddy 18th June 2017