Thursday, 5 March 2009

Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley

Joe writes: I started on this thread because The Rockingbirds' eponymous 1992 debut album is being reissued on April 6th with a bonus disc. The Rockingbirds were a country rock band and so several years ahead of their time or twenty years behind it, depending which way you look at it. Restless is a great track and you can pre-order the album from Amazon.

The Rockingbirds were produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, arguably the great British production team of the eighties, which gives me an excuse to post a Langer Winstanley greatest hits of sorts. As well as being producers, they wrote the music to Shipbuilding, one of my all-time favourites (Elvis Costello wrote the brilliant lyric).

Elvis Costello - Shipbuilding (Amazon)

Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding (iTunes)

They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul (Amazon)

Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go (Amazon)

The Rockingbirds - Restless (not on Amazon yet)

The King Blues - The Schemers, The Scroungers & The Rats (iTunes) (Clive Langer was involved in this one)

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen (Amazon)

Madness - My Girl (Amazon)

They also produced Bush. And I must get some music from Clive Langer's band Deaf School to post here.

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