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Oh Mr Rigsby Come With Me To The Cornershop

July 21, 2009

Gracious! It HAS been a while but the old bag is back peddling more music fare for your gently cauliflowered but delicately careworn ears. Here are three good reasons why I like Cornershop:

‘Who Fingered Rock and Roll’ will be the first single off the greatly anticipated next album from Cornershop out on July 27th. For those of you who are big fans – Cornershop will be playing at the Jazz Cafe 26th July. Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres really know how to write and arrange a tune – and I think this is particularly well-arranged. It has just the right amount of pomp and rock’n’roll bluster without completely overdoing it. Great summer tune and wonderful use of old council information film footage.

Moving swiftly on to ‘The Roll Off Characteristics (History In The Making)’:

There is a fantastic semi-Dexy’s Midnight Runner’s sound creeping in with the brass arrangement here and this track in particular sums up everything I have always loved about Cornershop and Tjinder Singh’s Terry Hall-esque shy-sounding but not shy at all everso quivery voice.

I will leave you with Born Disco Died Heavy Metal – not many people know that Cornershop have been going for nearly twenty years and started off as a sort of metal punk band – some of which I have on some very rare vinyl EP’s! Enjoy pop-pickers.

Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast out 27th July 2009.

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  1. Momentary Madness permalink

    Yes, a good band. I’d love to see them in action.

  2. tony permalink

    Yea I Love ‘Em Too …….Shame they have those 7 year gaps between recordings!

  3. Billy permalink

    Yay! I love Cornershop…

  4. Arabella permalink

    It’s possible to sing ‘Get on Board With the Double Deckers’ along with ‘Roll of Characteristics’ – in case you want to.

  5. Thanks for the info rockmum. I was getting Clash meets the Grateful Dead. Probably just me.

  6. Piley permalink

    Not heard from Cornershop in ages… love, love LOVED em in the 90’s. The new stuff sounds great. Top stuff RM!!<br/><br/>P<br/><br/>ps podcast number 2 is up over at mine or Mondos!

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