Sunday, 19 April 2009

David Griffith "Saucepan Bach"

Stiff, in its prime, was the sort of label that could inspire whole movements. They’re certainly partly responsible in kicking off the UK independent scene, so it’s no small compliment to Aussie singer-songwriter David Griffith that Saucepan Bach would have fitted right in with the various old pub rockers and punk popsters that Stiff peddled in its heyday. Mr Griffith’s got it going on. "Walk This Way" is vintage pub fare, circa 1976. Best enjoyed with a pint of light n’ bitter and one of your big brother’s rolys. Things calm down later, and songs like "Beyond The Bliss" bring out Griffith’s inner Nick Lowe to good effect, and suggest a genuine depth to his words. I don’t know who’s buying this sort of stuff anymore, but someone ought to. They don’t know what they’re missing.

1 comment:

  1. two years late with the 'thankyou' but always was a bit slow :)

    I don't know who you are but thanks very much for your review.

    cheers david griffith