New Remix of “Eighties Retro Party”

Hi everyone, sorry it’s been so long, the creative side of me seems to have been taking a holiday!

What I offer you today was kind of inevitable.  In the eighties, someone thought of the idea of the twelve inch single, and soon everyone from Pet Shop Boys to Shaky were producing over-long versions of their singles to fill up the extra five inches of vinyl.  These extended mixes often added little to the original track but, if they got it right, were really cool (Blue Monday I’m looking at you, though that’s a bad example as I don’t think there was initially a seven inch version!)

So, here is an extended mix of Eighties Retro Party.  It does have an extra verse and I enjoyed putting it together.

As for new songs, I do have a new track, called “Our Last September” which was written as a duet however the person who I wrote it for does not have the free time at the moment to record it, so until she does (or I find someone else) it will have to remain in a creative limbo, which is s shame as I love the demo and the second voice will just finish it off perfectly.  I’m sure that is causing the creative block, and hopefully once that is done service will resume as normal!

Anyway, cancel your plans for the afternoon, as here is the Twelve Inch Extended Mix of Eighties Retro Party.  Like proper extended mixes from the era it does go on a bit, sorry!

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New Song: “45 And Out”

Okay, so this was not planned.  I was messing about with some samples and then the lyrics started coming into my head.  Although as a person I am very interested in politics I don’t often let that spill over into my music, I thought that “Build That Wall” would be the only political statement on the album.  Not only was it not, but “45 And Out” draws inspiration from the same source.  Here are the lyrics:

Forty five is dangerous, Forty five is bad.
Forty five will kill us all, Forty five is mad.
Forty five’s a liar, Forty five’s not cool.
He thinks that he’s invincible.  Forty five’s a fool.

Forty five’s a monster, Forty five’s not brave.
Forty five will send you out into an early grave.
Forty five just hates you unless you’re straight or white
Forty five will let you die, you have no human rights.

Forty five hates victims, Forty five loves cash.
Forty five will kick you out, abandoned in a flash.
Forty five hates terror, he has a cunning plan.
He’ll bend your constitution, but it’s not a Muslim ban

Forty five loves twitter, Forty five can’t spell.
Forty five will rape the poor as he buys his next hotel
Forty five won’t help you, he’ll let you crash and burn
Forty five will celebrate when he gets his third term.

And yes, the “cunning plan” reference was deliberate BlackAdder fans!

Here is a link to the track on SoundCloud, please let me know what you think!