Last Farmer of Rattledown Row

by trailer star

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TSR006 2006

Originally released 1993 as a Horseshoe Tape

'LAST FARMER OF RATTLEDOWN ROW' - 1993 Horseshoe Tape (HS 003)

The story behind the songs...

The Big Time! Moved back to London -got my Fostex working overtime ( well three out of four channels anyway) and made the tape that would ensure I'd go down as the Berkshire Hank Williams! Ended up playing some pretty ridiculous gigs with a drunken bunch of HIGH PRIESTS which gained some attention and a debut 7"(click name to see full story).

Thought I was Tom Waits/ Raymond Carver and the ghost of Old Hank Williams until I sent out the tapes to all and sundry and received just two replies from a head honcho at EMI believe it or not who said the words were good -the music and singing not -and someone at Roundtower Records who was too polite to tell me I wasn't the next Tom Russell but who sent me some of Tom's discs anyway (for guidance?) so that made me feel a lot better.



Guess what ...I still think 17 years later that I'm the Berkshire ghost of Hank Williams...too late to stop now.................and there's a bloke down the chip shop swears he's Elvis...no really he's the spitting image......

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released July 1, 2006

Bass guitar on Black Barn Blue (on my friends skip-salvaged 1964 red Framus) is Ana Fortun Garrido. Gracias Chica:-)

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trailer star Nottingham, UK

It’s hard going at times but glory can come from misery. The fragility and the feeling of being on the edge of toppling over is balanced by the skeletal beauty of the songs.
Paul Kerr - Blabber n' Smoke

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