Thursday, July 16, 2015

"A rhetorical racket, lingual feedback"

First, he wrote a splendidly withering attack on Britpop that warmed my cockles, and now the Quietus' Taylor Parkes has produced this superb interview feature with Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods. He's fast becoming my favourite music writer.

While he perhaps veers a little into hyperbole when lauding Williamson's lyrics, Parkes nevertheless gets his friendly if guarded subject to open up - about class (inevitably), his mod past (and the surprising fact that he was peddling folk rock before Sleaford Mods), previous employment, his feelings on how he and Andrew Fearn are perceived and portrayed, what he thought of Glastonbury (you won't be taken aback to learn that he didn't find it an enjoyable experience) and those extraordinary lyrics.

(Thanks to Mike for the link.)

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