Posts Tagged ‘Clash’

Ahead of Culture Abuse’s UK headline tour this month, the SF punks have released a cover version of one of their favourite songs, Police on my Back, found lurking in the set list of their current live shows. They have recorded with FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper.

Famously covered by (GOAT) The Clash (who pretty much did more better covers than anyone else), and included on their Sandinista album, the origins of the song are with The Equals, fronted by Eddy Grant and released in the 1960s.

Heer at MM we’re always a bit wary of anyone taking on something The Clash have already done – the bar is mighty high after all. But, we’re liking this a lot – it’s the little things – the enunciation of “Tuesday” that sounds like “Toosday” to these anglo ears, the extended reggae breakdown and the exaggerated, staccato vocals on the verses.

Stream it below. Check out the competition, and also see their UK live dates with Gouge Away starting next week.




17-Oct, Southampton, Joiners
18-Oct, Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
19-Oct, Nottingham, Bodega
20-Oct,, Leeds, Key Club
21-Oct, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
22-Oct, Bristol, Exchange
23-Oct, Glasgow, King Tuts
24-Oct, Manchester, Star & Garter
25-Oct, London, Boston Music room


Youngest sprat hits the dreaded teenage years today.

He’s always had a good ear for a tune. Current obsessions (Philadelphia Eagles apart) are Bob Marley, The Clash, Idles and a soft spot for a Neil Diamond sing-a-long.

Happy Birthday fella…





boris johnson

Today is a sad day.

A day I am sad to say I feel embarrassed to be “English”.

A day I feel impotent rage at the Tory party’s supreme arrogance that constant austerity measures and cuts after cuts after cuts aimed at the poorest and the weakest wouldn’t leave people feeling ever more disenfranchised and disconnected from the world.

A day I feel impotent rage at the Labour party’s utter inability to engage with their voters and offer them a positive reason to remain part of Europe. Jeremy Corbyn may have principles and values, but he has the leadership qualities of a tortoise. He should be utterly ashamed of himself and his feeble, lacklustre campaigning.

I feel disgusted that anyone could look at Nigel Farage and his politics of hate and think that this is what represents “decent, hardworking people”. He represents everything I loathe – self-interested, self-important, intolerant pomposity. There is not a shred of decency in the man.

And I feel scared that we have the very real prospect of the sly, wolf-in-sheeps-clothing dishonesty of Boris Johnson or the narrow-minded spite of Michael Gove as potential leaders of my country.





According to the WordPress stats, this is our 4,000th post since we were removed from the internet by the Stalinesque Google Blogspot in April 2010, and forced to start MM all over again.

To celebrate we thought we would treat ourselves and post ten songs from prior to MM’s existence that helped shape our own musical landscape. A self-indulgent Desert Island discs if you will…from listening for the swearwords in the first Stiff Little Fingers album to following the Cropdusters all over the UK to an ill advised dalliance into the world of goths…

Here then are a special ten for MM…


Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster


Neil Young – After The Goldrush


The Butthole Surfers – Human Cannonball


The Clash – Armagideon Time


The Cropdusters – Just Poppin Out To Fight A War


The Doors – Cars Hiss By My Window


The Woodentops – Well Well Well


The Screaming Blue Messiahs – Sweet Water Pools


Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels?


The Mission – Deliverance