Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Sid Presly Experience:Public Enemy Number One

The Sid Presley Experience have been heavily blogged (I'm not even sure where this rip came from) for a band with so little initial success. I first heard of the band in a glowing late eighties Spin Magazine review of the Godfathers (the SPE's next incarnation) singles collection. I've always loved the Godfathers' on a track-by-tracks basis (their stirring version of "Sun Arise" or their hammering original - if you wanna call it that - "Walkin' Talkin' Johnny Cash Blues") but often felt they need stronger song-writing work. SPE's first single, from 1984, forcefully established both band's mod-meets-mafia fashion shtick and their tough, sneering rock n' roll sound. Both tracks burn bright but the relentless instrumental, "Public Enemy Number One" comes out on top.

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  1. Brilliant band saw them once and The Godfathers loads of times always great. I have all the SPE records, radio sessions etc and will be posting some soon.

  2. Cool, when you post those I'll put it in the little green 'shared items' box.


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