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The Skip 5 Show #21: Billy Bragg & Wilco – Christ For President

From the first Mermaid Avenue (1998) collaboration album, wherein these two acts made songs out of otherwise unheard Woody Guthrie lyrics, it’s a bluegrass old school country spiritual hand clapper. Which makes sense given the content, and the man who wrote it. The instrumental bits are great, and I love the rasp on the vocals. This is a great record in full, too. You knew that already. As you were.

Billy Bragg – Back To Basics

Hello, y’all. We are back from our annual cottage week (it was good, overall, thanks!). Historically speaking, we don’t get wifi at the cottage, so we just don’t worry about it. This year we had it and I still didn’t use it much. Go figure. 

Now that we’ve returned, I will be trying to get caught up on our Community’s excellent blogs. I may not comment a lot, but I will leave a Like to let you know I was there.

Also, I am taking my own content on the KMA back to the challenge of brevity. Also, I’ll be posting whenever I can, no strict schedule. So much to do, so little time. First up, finishing the Toasty Taranna series. Let’s give ‘er.


Toasty Taranna #10: BMV #10: 3-For-$10 Bin #6: Billy Bragg – Back To Basics

Imagine a young Billy Bragg with just a guitar, a mic, and a headful of brilliant songs about politics and love… that’s this disc. Glorious.

Collecting Bragg’s first three releases 1983-1985 – Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy, Brewing Up With Billy Bragg, and the Between The Wars EP – this 1987 effort is a must-have.

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