Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

So here we have it – the top of the pile! Our favourite songs of 2018. 25 Ought – Disgraced In America   Way back in January, Montreal based quartet Ought kicked off 2018 with the bright guitar sound and ultimately noisy percussion and spaced-out synths of Disgraced in America. It was a fine start.   24 Spiritualized – I’m Your Man   I’m Your … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Billy The Kid And Geronimo

Downey To Lubbock, is a collaboration between Dave Alvin (the founder of seminal punk roots band The Blasters) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders). It is a twelve-song collection that takes on a diverse range of American music spanning nearly one hundred years. Along with ten covers, Alvin wrote two originals for the record: the autobiographical title track and the fantastical Billy The Kid … Continue reading Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Billy The Kid And Geronimo