Duncan Reid sagt den meisten wahrscheins erstmal wenig. Seine alte Band hingegen, the Boys schon. Das mag vielleicht daran liegen dass der bekannteste Song der Band, “first time” von u.a. den Toten Hosen auf dem Cover-Album “Learning english – lesson one” gecovert wurde. Auch Bands wie The Argies haben den Hit fest im Set. Einer der vielen tollen Songs bei denen Duncan mit beteiligt war. Seine eigene Band, Duncan Reid and the big heads, kann auch so einiges. Jetzt lest mal was der Gentleman aus dem Königreich sonst so auf dem Plattenteller liegen hat:
T Rex:Jeepster When I was 13 years old, skiving off school to play pinball and smoke in the local café T Rex, Slade and Bowie were what we put on the juke box. Boy, that all sounds dated now but it was heaven then.
The Ramones: Poison Heart No Dee Dee but he wrote it and its one of the best songs by one of the best bands of all time. How many perfect punk pop songs did they make?
The Boys: First Time And how perfect is this? I’m so proud to have sung and played on this. One of the best songs of all time by one of the best writers, Honest John Plain.
The Beach Boys: God Only Knows Harmonic perfection, beautiful arrangement, heart aching tune, sublime lyrics. Apart from that it’s rubbish.
Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers: Born too loose The best poser on stage I ever saw and someone who mad terrible sounding records. They are still great records though which shows what great songs they were and how great the band was.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open The other Heartbreakers with a massive sounding Jeff Lynne production. Sounds so American to me in a great, great way.
Jet: Are You Gonna Be My Girl Never saw them live apart from on the TV where they looked boring. This isn’t though. Great rhythm, great tune and great guitars. Sounds rough like all good guitar records should.
The Hollywood Brats: Courtesan Andrew Matheson got up on stage with us to sing Sick on You last weekend. He’s still got it. Made me listen to this again when I remembered how much I love it. Andrew’s written a book of the Brats life called Sick on You. It’s a must read.
The Beatles: Helter Skelter The Fabs have got to be in here somewhere and as I’m in a loud move lets have this one. McCartney had a cracking voice when he wanted to.
Chris Isaak: Wicked Game I love a bit of reverb on a guitar and this has more than a bit. Enough atmosphere to fuel a planet.