Thursday, 5 June 2008

Bonus Thursday post…


I was saving these for a college juke box post that I’ve had in mind for ages but can’t seem to get written. I probably would never have taken any notice of this incarnation of The Pirates if they hadn’t played at Salisbury Tech in 1977 and subsequently got an EP on the juke box. These tracks are great examples of Mick Green’s lead/rhythm guitar style that Wilko Johnson obviously liked so much (the choppy guitar playing on Don’t Munchen It being a particular favourite of mine). Feelgoods fans will love this.

mp3: The Pirates - Don't Munchen It (1977)

mp3: The Pirates - You Don't Own Me (1977)

Songs available here

10 comments:

Davy H said...

WOAH! That is seriously funky choppy guitar - and what they used to call a good ol' slice of rhythmn & blues...I can smell the stale beer from here.

Davy H said...

..but sadly can't spell rhythm.

dickvandyke said...

Ey up young Michael. Nice to know yer alreet lad.

Am gonna be an extra on Mon in a film being made about Brian Clough's 44 days at Leeds Utd in 1974. 'The Damned United' should be out next year. Am trying to find a star jumper and Oxford Bags. Good eh?

Mick said...

Dick, I don't want to be picky but wouldn't the star jumper and Oxford Bags have been worn by the younger fans and given your age now wouldn't a cloth cap be more appropriate?

dickvandyke said...

Yer not wrong Mick. I did actually ask the producer man - who questioned if I had sideburns - if I should wear a flat cap. The scenes on Mon cover the infamous Charity Shield game at Wembley on a warm day in Aug 74.

Course, nobody wore replica shirts back then. Silk scarves on the wrist! I don't smoke, but i may have a woodbine in the stand .. because I can.

Mick said...

I was going to mention scarves tied to the wrist. Enduring image, isn't it?

Why not get a perm and and ask the director if you can play Keggy having fisticuffs with Bremner?

dickvandyke said...

Am not too sure what 45 year olds wore in 1974. I think they all dressed like 65 year olds. Waddya think .. would I get away with a denim jacket?

Mick said...

That was my point, Dick. We all have our extended adolescence and embarrass our kids by jumping around to old Buzzcocks records but I remember in the 70s 45 year olds were proper grown-ups who look ancient by todays standard. Did your dad wear a denim jacket in his 40s? My dads scruffy clothes for gardening were his old suits.

BrotheRay said...

Dougie gardening?...surely you jest.
Those scruffy clothes were normal attire.

Mick said...

Well, when I said gardening I really meant struggling with the petrol mower and stopping every two minutes because of his hay fever. The point is I would do this in jeans and T-shirt.

And do you remember (tenuous link to Dick’s middle aged men at football matches comment here), he was only a few years older than I am now when he went through the OAP turnstile at Yeovil and the guy taking the money didn’t query it. Dougie was happy because he got in half price.

Dick,
I saw your comment over at Lee's place. I can see how Colm Meaney as Don Revie would work.