Sons Of Southern Ulster [Bragg-ite post punk]

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Thanks to Shameless Promotion PR for this promo, it rocked my world. Cool

Sons Of Southern Ulster - Turf Accountant Schemes - review by Andy Popin

The Fall: you've vomited on yourself, burnt over with yellow vinegar; "washes away a myriad of sins", does it? This roughhouse
Pete Briquette remix of the Sons Of Southern Ulster band, although weak and wobbly to someone like Mark E Smith (what isn't?) -
this tell-it-to-constable cake fix from Pete, member of The Boomtown Rats, with a generic Billy Bragg oafish orchestration; it
actually, really, works - as in, I have not heard anything as good as this from Bob Geldof's late 70s-early nineties crop.

Riveted with mawkish, "pissed and fallen off a bar stool" double entendres, I could happily listen to this in a sweaty pub; it
almost feels like the prophetic lurgy of mask or no mask of Covid has started to wash away the peak pub stains from two years
ago. Since it all paled into insignificance, that is. Armed with Briquettes roustabout gargling-crooner-pop, the four tracks on
offer, lifted from last years "Sinners And Lost Souls"; I'm definitely impressed. How it holds up to its own "no more" chant of
the opening cut depends on how close-shaved you are to the Stranglers-propped "Walk On By" derivatives of this diseased anti-pop.

'Polaris (Pete Briquette Remix)'

Written by Justin Kelly and David Meagher
Remix by Pete Briquette
Produced by Daragh Dukes of Dukes Productions, Limerick
Engineered / mixed by David Minehan at Wooly Mammoth, Daragh Dukes, The Slimmer Twins at Bog Road Studio
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WavMastering, Limerick
Justin Kelly – vocals
David Meagher – guitars
Paddy Glackin – bass
Noel Larkin - drums
Cover artwork by Claus Castenskiold
Video production by Nicky Fennell
All photos taken by P. Merchant

(Will it make it to 'Statto insults your favourite music? Lol ere by gum there wurzel chum).

In one sentence: I cannot believe I'm praising something that came out of The Boomtown Rats...thank you Shameless PR, the band and remixer have a fan!)


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