Saturday, 24 April 2010

John Holmes - Everything Went Blacker (2003)

Here we have the final recording of the legendary John Holmes. As important to people as Iron monkey where in my opinion, to people that knew them. Maybe without the media popularity, but the various members histories and presence amongst the Northern UK music scene speaks volumes. True fact : The reason Narcosis started pulling faces was as a mick take of JH bassist Gords. It then obviously took on a life of its own after that. But that is where it comes from.
This album is a lot more stripped back than previous effort El Louso Sauvo. It has a more punk rock approach. When it first came out it took me ages to get into it. I didn't think it was any where near as good as previous efforts but I was very wrong. Give it a whirl.

Since they split in 2006, Dr Gords has been venting in Geriatric Unit and Dale has been busy with Goatspeed who I supsect also feature Bri.