Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2015

Twanging Tuesday # 84

The Godfathers are one of those underrated bands that played the right music at the wrong time. Formed in the late 70s as an alternative /new wave band with strong influences from rhythm and blues and punk they played a very guitar dominated music. Maybe this kind of music was not hip enough in times when electronic music dominated the days. Anyway this rockabilly influenced song from their seldom named record More songs of love and hate (with a fantastic cover showing Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor) is a nugget.

Godfathers - Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues


C hat gesagt…

Brilliant choice Walter!
The Godfathers were one of my favourite bands at that time, they seemed like a kind of suited and booted blend of punk, rock'n'roll and sixties beat, and funnily enough I was thinking of posting Walking Talking Johnny Cash Blues just the other day when a friend reminded me of it in conversation... but just hadn't got round to it!
I saw them live a few times, they were truly excellent.

TheRobster hat gesagt…

Always thought they arrived a little late. They would have really been suited to the pub-rocl scene alongside Dr. Feelgood and Kilburn & the High Roads. Dead good band, still going too.