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The Balky Mule – The Length Of The Rail (FatCat)

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The Balky Mule
The Length Of The Rail
Fat Cat

The Balky Mule trades in quirksome electrofolk numbers. The mule himself is non other than Bristolian multi-instrumentalist Sam Jones. Jones has now emigrated to Melbourne Australia, but ‘The Length of The Rail’ collects together works from over the last 5 years mostly created in Bristol.
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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix – Justin Greaves Interview

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Bristol Feb 2009

Crippled Black Phoenix founder Justin Greaves shakes his head and takes 2 hand marked discs from his bag. He leans in and slides them across the table. ‘These were for one of the band at practise…but I think you really need to here this.’

The 2 discs in question are both the new albums from Crippled Black Phoenix, ‘The Resurrectionists’, and ‘Night Raider’. It has been a difficult, frustrating process to wrench the 19 songs that span the record from the peripatetic being that Crippled Black Phoenix has become. It’s a process that has driven Greaves to the edges of his patience and the limits of his sanity. ‘I’m not quite Axl Rose yet, though I believe I am… I’m a communist, christian version of Axl Rose singing onward christian soldiers in my head every night before I go onstage!’ He notes before cracking a broad grin and breaking into a full bodied laugh.
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The Nightwatchman Tom Morello rides again

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Currently stuck in Bristol assembling endless piles of Ikea furniture for my mother. BT being the champions they are she won’t have broadband until Tuesday… anyway. Excitement abounds this week as I will be chatting to The Nightwatchman and Rage Against The Machine sound guru himself Mr Tom Morello. This is daunting and exillerating as Tom music has been a constant force in my life since first hearing rage way back when. I can ever forgive him the 2 albums by Audioslave noones heard of because of how good The Nightwatchman is. Tom will be discussing new album ‘The Fabled City’ and maybe even a little Rage and election action.

Friday was a busy day including interviews with French miscrients Nelson and then later in the afternoon catching up with The View. Thanks to Alex and Tash at Scruffy Bird for their help with that. Tomorrow it’s lunchtime in the park with Of Montreal, which I am really looking forward too. So plenty to come this week, thanks for reading.

Written by Jonathan

October 12, 2008 at 4:36 pm