Blues Saraceno – Carry Me Back Home (Country Blues)

Here’s one from the much under-rated Blues Saraceno. It has a fine melody and lyrics that tug at the heartstrings. It also has a nice banjo plinking unobtrusively in the background at times. This track does sound similar to the big Blues Saraceno hit, The Devil Never Sleeps. This is something that happens often in […]

Brand New Key – Melanie (Ragtime)

This funky song was written and recorded by the folk singer, Melanie, in 1971 hitting number 1 on the Billboard Top 100. The Wurzels did their own parodic version in 1976 called The Combine Harvester, which was written by Irish comedian and singer, Brendan Grace, who had previously released it in 1975 to great success. […]

Bugsy Malone – So You Wanna Be A Boxer

This Alan Parker musical masterpiece was released in 1976. It featured the likes of Scott Baio, Bonny Langford and Jodie Foster and the cast was made up entirely of children in the guise of adults. The story was set in the era of US prohibition and dealt with the rivalry between Fat Sam and Dandy […]

Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing [Rock]

It’s the Foo Fighters, what more needs to be said. Rebel Voice feels that this track will be best enjoyed wearing dirty denims and work boots but with no top as you stand at the garden fence drinking tins of beer and staring quietly at your librarian neighbours. Scratch your belly button occasionally, really get […]

The Sun Is Burning – Luke Kelly (Ian Campbell Song)

This haunting song was composed and written by Scottish folk singer, Ian Campbell, and first released in 1963 but made famous by Simon and Garfunkel, who included it on their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., one year later. It tells of the horrors of a nuclear blast and was written at a time when the […]

Carrickfergus – Loudon Wainwright III (Irish Folk)

Carrickfergus (Gaelic for The Rock of Fergus) is a coastal town in the Occupied Six Counties of Ireland. The origins of this particular song are subject to much speculation, but the melody is believed to be from a Gaelic song titled, “Do Bhí Bean Uasal” (There was a Noble Woman) which has been attributed to the […]