Live version of a song from the band’s marvellous eponymous 1998 album.
Following the tracks by him that I posted earlier this week, here’s a programme about the great Yorkshire singer and comedian after his untimely death in 2003. I well remember … Continue readingA tribute to Tony Capstick
So much of its time, and vying for the title of least photogenic band in the world, a track from 1971. A toffee apple to anyone who can name the … Continue readingMountain: Don’t Look Around
This is a new discovery. I think I’m going to like BG-C very much.
A COUPLE of columns ago we examined how Dr Feelgood evolved in early-1970s Essex as a dagger to the heart of the (in some cases) increasingly overblown and narcissistic rock … Continue reading1-2-3-4 Ramones!
Apart from being such a good comedian (see yesterday) Capstick was also no mean singer. Here he joins Burland and Gaughan on a song by that great class warrior Ewan … Continue readingDave Burland, Tony Capstick, Dick Gaughan: Shoals of Herring
What a genuinely funny man Tony Capstick was. He got fired from local radio in South Yorkshire after suggesting that sex shops in the mining area sold inflatable pit ponies. … Continue readingTony Capstick: Capstick Comes Home
Utterly bizarre. Can’t imagine for one minute that drugs were involved.
With a slightly deranged edge that was Cale’s trademark, here’s a great track from the 1975 album Helen of Troy. Love the juxtaposition of soaring female voices and Chris Spedding’s … Continue readingJohn Cale: My Maria
One of the most toe-curling moments in British political history when, at a 1992 Labour election rally in Sheffield, the Welsh wanker adopted a faux-American accent to declare: ‘We’re aw-right!’ … Continue readingNeil Pillock and the prancing Maybot