Nick: I saw someone walking round in a Clash t-shirt the other day, and I thought ‘I have no idea what they sound like, I know who they are but….’
they’re very in the tradition aren’t they?
wow, weird that I picked to do them today so, van Vliet synchronicity.
….something like that.
when is this from?
it’s a bit Rolling Stones….
yeah, bit sharper, less sophisticated, rougher.
but I like it.
I don’t know if this is a term that works with music at all but it comes across as very honest.
I think that’s something they were aiming for, well, authenticity.
that’s why it’s instantly sympathetic.
mind you, I did hear the forbidden word in one of the earlier songs.
my *baby* drove up in a brand new cadillac?
no no that would’ve been fine, but I heard them say ‘baby baby’ at one point.
it’s very poppy isn’t it?
which you wouldn’t expect with the name.
it’s rough poppy, working class pop?
I probably shouldn’t say that.
whenever I saw their name I tried to imagine what they’d sound like, and it was never like this.
do you know who else they remind me off a little bit?
Ian Dury, the same raw sound.
it’s the… it’s the band you’d expect to write a football song.
they should’ve written a football anthem.
I actually can’t imagine anybody not liking this.
and they sound like they’re enjoying it, which always makes a huge difference.
they’re definitely having a good time.
well, you can count me a fan.
one of nick’s picks?
Have you seen that Joe Strummer documentary? The Future is Unwritten? I have. I watched it on a plane. Thought he came across as a bit of a dick, but maybe that’s because I hate flying, maybe *I’m* the dick?