Jud Charlton is an actor and performer who has recently been appearing in The Life And Times Of Ian Dury. Here his voice-over is pure Dury at his best.
Lastly comes John Otway’s typically eccentric version. Hardly needing an introduction he is perhaps known as much for being unsuccessful as he is for his most memorable success “Really Free”.
Since then he has built a career around his unique live performances and great humour. I'll never forget seeing him hanging from the girders of some venue in London's Victoria singing 'Beware of the flowers, because I'm sure they're gonna get you'. Yeah.
It’s a project that I am sure we will be hearing a lot about in the future. For more please log on to the website.
The Starlets – Radio Friendly (Stereotone Records)
‘Based in Glasgow but belonging nowhere’ is how The Startlets describe themselves. This their debut single is fronted by the track “Radio Friendly” which is an edgy, spiky, and guitar led mantra overlaid with subtle vocals. It is rather reminiscent of early Jesus and Mary Chain. The second track “Maggie Love Hopey” is a melancholic trip through strings and piano.
The single was recorded by Teenage Fanclub producer Duncan Cameron. It is the first release from indie Scot label Stereotone but has already achieved substantial sales in Japan where the band have a large following. Watch out for an album shortly.