Sound & Groove: "Mother Of Violence" Part 1

 
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In their mid-70s prime, Dr. Feelgood stood as arguably the most vital of the so-called "pub rock" acts to emerge. They were a grungy, cutting, sneering antidote to the polished, formulaic glam rock or treacly bubblegum pop dominating the charts at the time in the UK. Though bands like them harkened back to the devotedly pure R&B, blues, rockabilly and soul of the mid-60s British music scene, their uncompromising sound and attitude did actually pave the way for numerous punk and new wave bands who by decade's end were stealing the show (by then Dr. Feelgood was struggling to stay relevant , though doing so better than many of the glam bands they stood in defiance of).

In their mid-70s prime, Dr. Feelgood stood as arguably the most vital of the so-called "pub rock" acts to emerge. They were a grungy, cutting, sneering antidote to the polished, formulaic glam rock or treacly bubblegum pop dominating the charts at the time in the UK. Though bands like them harkened back to the devotedly pure R&B, blues, rockabilly and soul of the mid-60s British music scene, their uncompromising sound and attitude did actually pave the way for numerous punk and new wave bands who by decade's end were stealing the show (by then Dr. Feelgood was struggling to stay relevant , though doing so better than many of the glam bands they stood in defiance of).

This is the 3rd official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It's a bit overdue but no need to worry, as I've pledged another 3 episodes yet to come throughout this calendar year. This is the 1st in a 2-part theme on songs about the darker side of our nature, ie violence. So get ready for songs of murder, deceit, disgrace, riot, mayhem and general anarchy muhahaha. Oh, but also a treasure trove of delicious music to sink your teeth into.

And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam-packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I play edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, because each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all.

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Track Listing:

1. Mother Of Violence- Peter Gabriel (1978)
2. War Pigs- Black Sabbath (1970)
3. Fistfight At The Beach- The Fleshtones (1985)
4. Four Kicks- Kings Of Leon (2004)
5. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)- Terry Reid (1968)
6. Blue Murder- Tom Robinson Band (1979)
7. Killing An Arab- The Cure (1979)
8. Riot In Cell Block #9- Dr. Feelgood (1975)

Info of note:

Intro- "Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth (1988)

Outro- "Incinerate" by Sonic Youth (2006)

All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!

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