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Sunday, 2 September 2012

LINK: MARTIN STEPHENSON - a mouthcast

IT’S A FACT THAT ANY 1980s STUDENT BEDSIT WAS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT THE ALBUMS LONDON 0 HULL 4 BY THE HOUSEMARTINS, RATTLESNAKES BY LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS, AND EDEN BY EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL.
Boat To BoliviaHowever, forcing itself somewhere near to the middle of that essential pile by sheer good-willed bonhomie alone was BOAT TO BOLIVIA, the 1986 debut release from Geordie giddy-boys Martin Stephenson & The Daintees.
GLADSOME HUMOUR & BLUE (1988), SALUTATION ROAD (1990) and THE BOY’S HEART (1992) followed, each of the quartet packed with examples of The Daintees infectious musical fraternity, and each showcasing songwriter Stephenson’s unassuming gift for delicate emotional observations filtered through a surprisingly left of centre and antique point of view which singled him out as standing almost entirely at odds with the spiritually bankrupt and modernity obsessed 1980s.

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