Friday, 24 August 2007

Don’t be coming round here in no fancy car

Snoop de Ville

Who has the best car songs – rockers or rappers? One day I may have to put it to the test – science-style – and publish the results in a blog post. But for now, two tunes for a Friday.

Gram Parsons, the Tupac Shakur of alt. country, has new material on the way. Here's his mighty fine cover of the country standard ‘Long Black Limousine’, which is all about resenting a local boy made good, sort of like how Gillie da Kid feels about Cassidy, in pointless rap news.

Gram Parsons – ‘Long Black Limousine’ (from The Gram Parsons Archives, volume 1)

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci paid homage to the sentiments of the original on their 1998 single ‘Sweet Johnny’, which is also mighty fine.

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – ‘Sweet Johnny’ (from Gorky 5)

Gorky’s frontman Euros Childs once told me not to sell out to the man. I like to think I took that concept and ran with it. He’s about to release his third solo album of first-class psych-folk in 18 months. Here he is, talking about Welsh language pop. How’s about buying his records?

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