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Friday, 11 January 2008

THE FOLK DEVILS - Goodnight Irony (vinyl-rip)


Today’s musical offering at the alter of rawk’n’roll comes from the swamp lands of West London; Goodnight Irony is basically the ‘Greatest Hits’ (if they’d had any) of the criminally ignored Folk Devils. It is a collection of wired and wild, spikey and fiery amphetamine laced rock’n’roll. From their debut single Hank Turns Blue to a track from their last Peel Session It Drags On, it’s great stuff. The bands front man Ian Lowery started out as the original singer The Wall, before going on to release records with Agent Orange and Ski Patrol, before forming The Folk Devils, who incidentally trivia fans were managed by Ray Ganges, the rather mixed up would be roadie in The Clash’s Rude Boy film. After The Folk Devils split Ian went on to release records under the name of The Ian Lowery Group and King Blank, before his sad death in the 1990’s. Saw ‘em live once in Stevenage, when they played their hearts out to a half empty hall. Great stuff, get Goodnight Irony here! and if you wanna check out King Blank take a trip here where you can get their The Real Dirt album, just tell ’em I sent you. NO!!!! BOLLOCKS, Just checked the blog where King Blank is posted and FUCK me if they aint just posted Goodnight Irony. SOD IT, shall I not post it now? I dunno....nah FUCK it, I 've just spent time converting, typing and uploading for this post, so here ya go, anyway you can't have too much of a good thing.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this Nuzz. Been looking for this for a while (then 2 turn up at once)

Anonymous said...

Wow. This thing is finally turning up all over the place.

John Liedown said...

Love the Folk Devils. Bloody great stuff. Liked all of what Mr. Lowrey did as it goes. Wall, Ski Patrol and on. I've had the singles ripped for a while, just needed a bit of tarting, now I ain't gotta bother. Cheers for this Nuzz.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Ski Patrol and Agent Orange have got to be worth a post John, New Day by The Wall is a classic song. "Work, work, work sets you free. If this is freedom give me chains I can see" sheer poetry

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Bit like waiting for a bus anon.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Folk Devils' singles & Peel sessions were dead important to me as a kid (just leaving school, etc) & consequently I played 'em to death. I had no idea that Ian Lowrey had died, terrible news, he was a genuine talent & one-off. In the light of this, it's disappointing that they're not better represented on CD, but "things move on" I 'spose. Big thanks anyway. IBx

Anonymous said...

What an album. Glad to see it's starting to get the recognition it deserves--the whole band, who I saw several times, were quite a mighty unit.

buy viagra without prescription said...

Folk Devils is one of those bands that you start -possibly- hating but then you will slowly get the idea and the whole sound offering. Nice band!

Swimming Pools said...

This is great music!