Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Once Around The Block
I first heard Damon Gough a/k/a Badly Drawn Boy when he appeared on the much hyped first Unkle album, alongside the likes of Richard Ashcroft, Thom Yorke and of course DJ Shadow, Mr. Gough delivered a great performance that delivered on the great reviews he had for his early blink and you missed them early EPs. Since then over the course of his own albums he has shown a rare talent for classic pastoral pop. If his hero and inspiration Bruce Springsteen had hailed from the North of England, songs about meeting Madonna may have emerged. In fact, Gough's forthcoming album "Born In The Uk" is the story of growing up in 70's Britain as the video for the title track illustrates. The downloads today include that very first Unkle song, a couple of album highlights and a cover of the Dexys classic "Come On Eileen"
- Unkle - Nursery Rhyme Breather
- Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed The Fish?
- Badly Drawn Boy - The Year Of The Rat
- Badly Drawn Boy - Come On Eileen
Buy Badly Drawn Boy here
Badly Drawn website here
Badly Drawn Boy - Born In The UK