Yaaaay! At last, my 1994 debut album, ‘Socialism, Sexism & Sexuality’ is available on iTunes. Just click here!
The review isn’t bad either. I’m guessing it was written back in ’94 as there’s absolutely no mention of ‘Your Woman.’
This album has been deleted on CD for ages but I keep getting peeps from this site emailing me about it so I’m thrilled it’s finally available again.
God, it all seems so long ago! I was quite mental when I was putting ‘SSS’ together. If you’ve got the orginal physical CD with the booklet, this will be no surprise to you.
Apart from a couple of spoken-word interludes, the album is just me, my crappy guitar playing, a TR707, some synths and a Tascam 688. Yep, it was all recorded on a cassette 8-track machine! The album is twenty songs of often unsettling intensity and… ummm… a personal nature interspersed with some lighter, sillier moments. I absolutely love it but that’s no surprise, is it?
When I re-mastered the CD for this iTunes release, it was lovely to hear all those old songs and to relive all those horribly complicated, scarily joyful moments again.
And another corker!
WHITE TOWN, the musical vehicle for Jyoti Mishra, returns with a semi-concept collection, Don’t Mention The War. It’s a confident collection of timeless lightweight pop-rock, where the disco drums of ‘I Was Trotsky’s Nun’ rub shoulders with a wall of indie pop guitars (on ‘Hold It In’). And anyone who names a synth tune ‘Fanfare For Emma Goldman’ deserves some form of recognition.
Wow! What a glowing review! I’m blushing…
From having a hit record a few years ago as an unsigned artist Jyoti Mishra has returned with an album of strong tracks, and protest songs. Rallying against the illegal war in Iraq (These are the MP’s) anger and defiance against the way this country is being run into the ground by the lying fools that pretend to be new labour are all informing this CD of strong tracks, and stronger words. In times of trouble it is the music that is made that defines who we are and this stunning collection of protest songs and mature music mean that White Town are going to be remembered for more than just one hit wonders, and proof that a great songwriter never leaves the stage.
(James Turner, Journal of the Classic Rock Society)