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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When Music Starts To Suck, Go Back To Suede And McAlmont & Butler

Children, long before Bernard Butler was crafting much of Duffy's award-winning album Rockferry, he was songwriting/playing guitar for two of the most flamboyant frontmen of the past 16 or so years: Suede's Brett Anderson and David McAlmont.

But this isn't a tired history lesson. Rather, during these lulls in good music—when the Black Eyed Peas and Rascal Flatts are #1—I tend to reassess some of the "oldies" in my D'luvvly music collection.

McAlmont & Butler's two albums have now been added to U.S. iTunes. Below is the clip for their 1995 live performance of "Yes"—considered by some to be legendary—on Later With Jools Holland, as well as my fave Suede single, "Stay Together," from Top Of The Pops in early '94 (Brett appears to be singing live atop an instrumental track).

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