Wednesday, December 17, 2014

40 Year Itch: Light in the Darkness of Insanity,

     By 1974, Brinsley Schwarz could do it all. Not that anybody but the critics noticed. 

When the Dave Edmunds produced New Favourites of Brinsley Schwarz failed to sell, the band broke up. This must have come as very sad news to a fan who showed up at so many gigs he was considered a "part time roadie". His name was Declan MacManus . Under his better known name, Elvis Costello, he would record both Brinsley Schwarz songs featured here.

Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm went solo while Schwarz and Bob Andrews formed the Rumour to back up an angry young man named Graham Parker.

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