The bigger the bull

Somehow despite growing up around english folk and jazz I’ve never heard of Jake Thackray…apparently Wild Beasts, Arctic Monkeys and Jarvis Cocker are fans, and I can hear why. And like a lot of the 1970’s and 1950’s acerbic songs, from Paddy Roberts to Tom Lehrer to this you can hear a dark serious undercurrent closer to the dark humour of Leonard Cohen that is still seems very relevant today – even if some of his songs wouldn’t survive modern moral scrutinity. And Lah-Di-Dah is probably one of the sweetest yet most realistic love songs ever (thanks to soundhog for posting a Jasper Carrott (yes!) cover of one of his songs…)

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