Welcome to Part One of a new Smashed Vinyl series in which, Jess Lynch delves into the giant dustbin that is music history, retrieving those items we have all put in the recycling but probably should've kept. The series 'Hidden Gems and Forgotten Treasures' will be beamed into your pockets and bedrooms every Tuesday from now on, shedding some light on some well deserving musical artists.
Dean Blunt- Blunt is best known for his role in experimental music duo, Hype Williams, consisting of himself and Inga Copeland which formed in 2007. Since then he has worked on projects such as Babyfather and a solo project under his own name. Blunt's coarse and somber vocals dance alongside Copeland's feathery dream-like voice in tracks such as MOLLY & AQUAFINA and 50 CENT, each track completely isolating and mesmerising.
Show Me The Body- Fusing industrial hip-hop, hardcore punk and blues together are what this NYC trio are doing and quite flawlessly too. Although their style may be destructive and messy, the foundation and design behind SMTB is sincere and dynamic. Their latest release Body War, is over twice as long as their first release, self titled SMTB, and really shows the bands progression and growth within style and direction.
Country Teasers- Country? Check! Punk? Check! Folk? Check! Disco? Check! They've done it all. Forming in 1993, with 8 albums to their name and enough controversy in their lyrics to offend a nation, Country Teasers somehow slipped through the cracks. Of course, with songs such as Young Mums Up For Sex, Man V Cock and Brown Jews etc, they will appeal to an acquired taste. A good sense of humour, appreciation for irony and a pinch of salt would be beneficial to you when listening to Country Teasers. "I adopt a bad character to satirize bad characteristics in white male society" - Ben Wallers (lead singer).