Monthly Archives March 2013

Songs for the new album

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Been giving some thought to new album Raven’s Croft. I have a huge pile of lyrics courtesy of Mr John Bingham, along with a couple of songs of my own. A first stab at a track listing looks like this:

  • 20,000 Years
  • The Fortune Teller
  • Just Drive
  • Dancing In The Damage
  • Will You Still?
  • Pete, Bob And Lula
  • Emily
  • Cheap Room, Upstairs, Top Left
  • Some Other Saturday
  • Boys O’ Galway
  • As All Days Must

The first two and Emily I wrote myself, the rest are JB lyrics, two of which now have tunes, Just Drive and Will You Still? Interestingly, John has his own tune for Just Drive, written with his brother, but I think he’s OK for me to use my own!

I’ve also been collecting folk/ethnic instruments together for the recordings: a mandolin, lap steel, two tin whistles, a blues harmonica, a banjo ukulele and a me...

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An Announcement

The_TVC_studio.JPGWell hello, and welcome to the brand new Television Of Cruelty web site. Early days yet, of course, but I wanted to set the scene.

Plans are afoot for a new album, to be called Raven’s Croft, and my idea is that I’ll blog about the making of it. If all goes to plan, there’ll be 11 tracks, most of which exist only as lyrics at the moment. However, a few of them are completely written and partially recorded.

Personnel on the new album will include Dave Shaw on drums and Graham Hills on bass. Most of the lyrics are by John Bingham, of Waiting List infamy (and, of course, lyric writer of our biggest “hit”, Teenage Wasteland).

I’ll be adding pages for band bio and all that sort of nonsense soon. End of transmission.

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