Some fabulous YouTube clips have been uploaded this week, including Kirsty’s first live outing of ‘Mambo de la Luna’ and the legendary ‘Something Else’ 1981 TV clip of ‘I Don’t Wanna Play House’, fresh from the joys of the legendary Irish road trip. Brought to you by Ruby Pepper, from the collection of Peter Checksfield.
“The short life and tragic death of Kirsty MacColl – Kirsty MacColl led a dazzling life – tender, creative, heroic and full of love. This book, by her mother Jean MacColl, charts with moving insight Kirsty’s early years, and celebrates her brilliant career at the front rank of the music business in the 1980s and 1990s, with such hits as the Pogues collaboration ‘Fairytale of New York’. It mourns her tragic and untimely death – killed by a speedboat in Mexican waters in December 2000. It also tells, with heartfelt truth, the shocking story of the elaborate cover-up and gross miscarriage of justice that followed and appeals for justice to be done in her name.”
This is a republished version of ‘Sun on the Water’, which was first published in 2008. Highly recommended!
This is the 2014 incarnation of the ‘freeworld’ Kirsty MacColl web site, now almost 19 years old! You can now easily add to the body of knowledge by leaving comments on virtually any part on the site, or continue to send messages to me via the Contact Us page. I hope you enjoy exploring the new site.
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs (of the Bangles) recently released their third ‘Sid & Susie’ covers album, including a cover of ‘They Don’t Know’. “It’s very good, I think, with a neat baroque-pop feel to it (complete with harpsichord). And unlike some other TDK covers, the BAY-BEE! is there in all its glory” – Rich
Another cover version of They Don’t Know from Lydia Loveless on her latest album Somewhere Else. “It’s a very simple, almost perfect pop song. The lyrics are incredibly clever, but not self-aware in their cleverness, if that makes sense. I just really admire it” as Lydia told the cmtedge.com site recently.
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We have had over 1 million visitors since December 1995. We have been talking ’bout Kirsty ever since! This is the definitive online history of one of the best British singers and songwriters.
Kirsty said in 1999 … “Freeworld is the one, there’s tons and tons of it. It’s got records I didn’t know I’d ever done.”
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