Via twitter, writer Shane MacGowan explains why nobody should be getting all excited about the F word in Fairytale. Which is fairly obvious really.
According to this BBC article,
The Daily Mail suggested in 2016 that the song could “bring in as much as £400,000 a year.”
Asked in 2008 by the BBC whether the song had provided him with his pension, Finer said: “I don’t know because I’m not of pensionable age. I’ll let you know when I’ve got my bus pass.”
Not exactly topical news, but then the real topical news is too depressing :o)
A recent YouTube upload from Alan Lee Shaw reveals the demo mightiness of 1981’s Don’t Ask Me. Thanks to Nick for alerting.
Kirsty made the World Cup section of the Guardian this week!
June 15th sees the release of three new Kirsty reissues. The hardback book style CD/DVD compilation includes the original Kite and Electric Landlady albums plus all the B-sides and remixes which were recorded at the same time, including all the promo videos. Read the freeworld review.
If you fancy them, you might buy them from Amazon using our links. It costs you nothing extra, but we receive a small “signing bonus”!
Freshly uploaded to YouTube, enjoy James’ cover.
One of the stars of Tropical Brainstorm, Sal Cuevas, died a year ago in Miami. For many years part of the legendary Fania All-Stars, he added impossible bass imbellishments to Kirsty’s Latin ride.
Impossible no more? Andrew Nelson has recently finished a transcription of the original album version’s bass break in My Affair – a bass tapping solo by Sal at 3:30 in the track. Andrew’s transcription and performance of it can be found here:
Two vinyl reissues also on 15th June – on clear 180g heavyweight vinyl, in parallel with the CD/DVD bundle.
We like this release, read the freeworld review. It’s on translucent clear vinyl.
Buy Kite vinyl from Amazon.
We like this pink vinyl edition too! Here’s the freeworld review.
Buy Electric Landlady vinyl from Amazon.