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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

PATRIK FITZGERALD - All Sewn Up (7" vinyl-rip)



The musical and cultural importance of the Punk Rawk Thang was that it enabled and allowed any one who wanted to express themselves to get up and ‘av a go. Patrik Fitzgerald was one such person. Armed with an acoustic guitar and his cockney voice, he produced a multitude of short, sharp shocks of social observation, that were released on a string of EP’s in 1978 by independent label Small Wonder. By 1979 he had entered into a licensing deal with major players Polydor Records, who released this single All Sewn Up b/w Hammersmith Odeon’s, and the accompanying album Grubby Stories, by then he had expanded his sound slightly by using a minimal backing group. The roots of today’s anti-folk scene and artists like The Streets and Jamie T can be found in the work of Patrik Fitzgerald, who is owed a lot more than he is given credit for. Hear a couple of his Grubby Stories here!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this excellent single.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

no prob anon

elektrokapusciocha said...

thank you very much for this, only heard the small wonder stuff of his.
any idea what happened to him afterwards? i would be grateful for any info, thank you!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

He re-located to New Zealand elektrokapusciocha, and has released someother stuff, but not a patch on this or his Small Wonder releases, in my opinion.

oldskool said...

This is my hero. Listen to the 12" EP "Tonight" or his Casio (!) masterpiece "Gifts & Telegrams", both would be among my top 10 of all times. By the way, the CD "The very best of Patrik Fitzgerald" contains some re-recorded stuff without saying it. Better than nothing, but a strong disappointment if you know the originals.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nuzz Prowling Wolf