Some R&B to end the week, I thought would be nice, from a young British band called The 45s. And they really are young; in fact, they’ve only just left school, which makes what you’re about to hear should you choose to click the ‘play’ button all the more remarkable. Be sure to turn the volume up first, won’t you?
Their first single, ‘Around and Around’, is released next month.
As well as originals, there are several covers on their YouTube channel, including the Dr Feelgood classic ‘Going Back Home’, which was co-written by The Pirates’ Mick Green, whose driving guitar helped Paul McCartney’s Run Devil Run band rock – most notably Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club in 1999 – along with our very own David, keyboardist Pete Wingfield and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice on drums. That concert, one of my favourites, is one you might find time to enjoy again this weekend if this post has put you in the mood for the unmistakable rawness and energy of the Fifties that inspired so many of our best-loved musicians and, thankfully, continues to similarly inspire the next generation. The very best of luck to them.
Let me know if you like their sound – and floppy hair – as much as I do, and if you’ve found anything new to listen to lately, please don’t keep it to yourself; there’s some seriously good stuff out there trying to be heard above all the din of mass commercialisation, we shouldn’t forget.
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Have a good weekend, everyone, and keep on rocking.