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Lou Clarke and the All-Scars Band
Lou Clarke spent most of the 70's not of this Earth, a greatly formative time for him and those around him. The intervening period was spent retrospectively constructing a back catalogue of music to rival even the most seasoned of 'straight to charity shop' vinyl ghosts.
The All-Scars are a collection of well-trodden troubadours from a variety of Mancunian haunts who've generously come together to present these songs in something close to their original form as once might have been heard.
The 'Greatest Hits' album is a preventative measure precluding necessary high standards for a second work. All of the tracks have been taken from the future back catalogue including the upcoming demand avoidant '4th Album'.
Informed by New Orleans, built in Manchester, songs to drink dance or drown to.
Barry says: Encompassing all the best gloomy moments of Nick Cave and the sozzled pub-rock of the Pogues, but drawing in perfectly measured elements of jazz, lounge and classic rock, Clarke et. al. perfectly soundtrack our austere political climate with wry, tipsy tongue-in-cheek commentary and damn good music to boot. Great stuff.
1. Configure Your Life 02:59
2. Anyman 04:39
3. Blue Eyes 03:13
4. Down Again 04:05
5. My Beautiful Girl 03:17
6. Intoxicated Man 02:53
7. Run Deep 03:36
8. Co-Dependency Suicide Blues 03:25
9. Walking 02:55
10. I Got Nothing 02:43
11. Wrung Out 02:43