Thanks to Vendor of Quack Nostrums, here’s the edited version of Nigel’s appearance on Roger Hill’s BBC Radio Merseyside alternative music show, Pure Musical Sensations, 2 October 2011, discussing protest songs. I guess that at over 35 minutes of speech, it’s by far the most any of us have ever heard of NB57.
Pure Musical Sensations, 2 October 2011
The music has been removed to avoid any copyright, er, protests, but thanks to our YouTube maestro Acidic Regulator for this “set list” of the songs under discussion:
Lal & Mike Waterson – Never The Same
Woody Guthrie – Mean talking blues
Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect device
Billy Bennett – She was poor but she was honest
Neil Young – Southern Man
Lord Kitchener – My landlady
Randy Newman – Louisiana 1927
Pete Seeger – Waist-deep in the big muddy
Old Man Atom – The sons of the pioneers
Poison Girls – Take the toys from the boys
Excellent, thanks to Chris, VoQn and AR. It is but the work of a moment to put most of the songs into a Spotify playlist (though ‘Bright Phoebus’ and Poison Girls b-sides don’t seem to be in there).
21 November 2012
Really enjoyed the interview and it’s brilliant to be able to hear the songs here too. Excellent work, many thanks!
22 November 2012
Great to hear Nige talking about The Watersons early on. I suspected for a while that they’d been an influence on HMHB, but nice to have it confirmed. Excellent show, excellent tunes, cheers guys!
23 November 2012
This has made it for me. The perfect combination Nigel and protest songs. Great stuff. Thanks for putting together.
23 November 2012
Thank you very much indeed for all the work put in here – I enjoyed the result immensely, from various aspects.
1 December 2012
Maybe a right-wing protest song would be something like “The Poor Aren’t Poor Enough, yet”, or “The Indians Weren’t Genocided Enough”?
4 January 2014