Flirt With Danger - some flirtacious sounds
Free music samples
Slow (by FWD standards) protest ballad with plenty of electronic bits and some killer guitar lines
Ain't No Shame, Tamla-reggae-punk mashup, social activist message.
Spacey sci-fi surf rock.
Jazzy, souly rockabilly cum swamprock number about how land-grabs and empires cause war and misery. Or summat. Thoroughly enjoyed the singing for once. Now REMIXED!!!
Bikini Atoll Surfer Dude
Contrasts the hedonistic, consumerist Western lifestyle with the nuclear threat the military-industrial complex uses to barricade itself from the have-nots.
Anti-elitist electro-surf song. "Zero score!"
Nasty protest rocker with a folky influence nonetheless. Russell Brand would probably like this one if he ever got round to hearing it.
Burnt-out Pink Cadillac
Just dark psychobilly.
Cabaret Of Flux
Garage rock on acoustic and viola, reminiscent of VU.
High-octane entropy-defiance, gritty and determined.
Fast and exciting cyberpunk synthbeat extravaganza with a profound message.
Very dark rockabilly number about a young guy who lived across the road from me who had a bad heroin problem, and could get only get off it by throwing himself under a train.
Garage song that could equally be about animal abuse or being a metaphor for being in a punk band (or a human being in the industrial world, generally).
Song about Dr. Manhatten (ha! song title's a bit of a giveaway, eh?), the 10ft tall, light blue, radioactive superhero from The Watchmen.
Drugfiend Lesbians From Outer Space
Jazzy rockabilly press send-up. Warning: contains bad language in case that sort of thing bothers you. Not based on a true story
electrosurfbilly sci-fi spaghetti western theme.
Electronic Wet Dream
Mishmash of cool as f*** 50s style country/rockabilly kind of thing, a Motown-style drumtrack and some Latino percussion.
Even Spooks Need To RocknRoll
Wild bit of rockabilly with plenty of synth and sampling added.
Farewell My Lovely
Ultimate Punk Noir song.
Back to the rockabilly and a protest song about bullying, media, that sorta thing.
Get Outta Wood End
Garage-rock cum punkabilly song on being in the wrong part of town when night falls.
Heart Of Darkness
Southern-gothic swamprock with an English flavour.
Honky-tonk style rocker. A bit derivative so may not be around long.
Electrosurfbilly punk noir instrumental with a gangsterish feel.
80s style alt-rock with perhaps a touch of Killing Joke.
Jazzy rockabilly number about a not-very-nice chap.
Synthpunk sci-fi song about a battlefield casualty involuntarily made into a war cyborg.
If I Ain't Got You
Quickly knocked-up, simple rock&roll tune, hopefully reminiscent of Dylan's Basement Tapes. Also: a personal message!
If I Was Your Cat
Deliberately silly garage-rock track, evoking Lou Reed, The Cramps and Marc Bolan.
It Came From The Sewer
Ultimate electropsychobilly horror shocker with a sideswipe at biohacker ethics.
Song about a modern anti-hero using much different technology to previous songs.
Last Man On Earth
Neo-rockabilly atompunk bluesy thing, conflating metaphor (or hyperbole?) with actuality.
Rockabilly song, meant to be about pervy stuff but didn't quite happen. Lyrics are a bit crap, but there are commercial rock songs out there with far worse.
Little Backwood On Sea
Killer combination of surf-rock and satire.
Living After Sunshine
Ultra-chic glossy feelgood tune with latino rhythm track, and words written on Patong beach.
Slow, laid-back tropical ballad written while on Koh Chang.
Rock song with rockabilly influence, anthemic chorus and cutting lead solo. Used a Squier CV50 telecaster to get that tight, compressed 1950s sound.
Rockabilly song about a cabaret performer. Nothing to do with the film, Cabaret, in case anyone was wondering.
Hypnotic sci-fi track based on Steve Reich-style tape loops.
Mafia Stole My House
Garage-y rock song, based on a true story. My first ever use of a wah-wah, the intro just demanded it.
Magic After Midnight
Beautiful, romantic jazz ballad.
Man Who Fell To Earth
Originally intended as kinda blues for the 21st century, but ended up with a bit of an 80s sound..
Devilish psychedelic swamp-rock.
Mexican Death Cult Voodoo Doll
More dark psychobilly swamprock.
My Dream Bathroom
Beautiful, dreamy alt-country-surf track.
Sophisticated, witty yet down-to-earth with just a soupcon of raunch. Bit like me, I guess.
Psychedelic surf instrumental.
Techy, up-tempo swamp blues number about narcissism in the digital age.
Princess Of Suburbia
Nearest FWD comes to slow blues, about a suburban amateur porn kinkster.
Groundbreaking sci-fi poem over howling synth backing.
Raining In Paradise
Beautiful, wistful, latino-surf track.
Respectable Married Man (2015)
Cowpunk song about a successful suburbanite hiding dark secrets.
Science Fiction Rock & Roll
Fun electrobilly song featuring a synth called 'The Beast'.
The Screaming Ab-dabs (and the Garden Gnome Blues)
DT paranoia, extra-terrestrials and a garden gnome army.
Cramps-style psychobilly darkness about a dysfunctional relationship. This is the more recent version, more clarity and a more rockabilly sound.
She Hates Me
Sixties garage rock / protopunk type number.
She Just Loves To Be Kissed
Sort of garage-glam type thing, originally intended to be in the style of the New York Dolls, but it mutated into... not quite sure, really.
Silicone Sex Doll (Turned terminator)
Never mind the zombie apocalypse, this is a far greater danger to humanity!
Slow, jazzy psychobilly number based round a theremin lead line. Not a real theremin, y'unnerstan, who's got a half a lifetime to learn to play one?
Someone's Gonna Get Resurrected Tonight
Ever wondered what'd happen if the Cramps and Suicide collaborated on a tune? Probably some tasteless psychobilly garbage like this.
Suck On This Satan v2
Alt-countryish song about doing jobs you hate. Revamped version a year on, with all the guitar parts re-done.
About embracing the future.
They Came From Uranus
Punk Noir satirical sci-fi classic.
Rockabilly number, with a Chuck Berry influence, about jailbait.
NY protopunk / early Velvet Underground kinda vibe.
21st Century Slave
High-tech industrial punkabilly reflecting the modern political paradigm
Dark rockabilly number, lead guitar modelled on the the Clash's Mick Jones's style.
Electronic rock that started out as a homage to the Sex Pistols' "Bodies" then incorporated Genesis Of The Daleks.
Garage-rock classic about a trans vamp, said to be reminiscent of the Velvet Underground.
Gothabilly anti-vampire allegorical track
Cowpunk cum rockabilly song about Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, etc.
Technopunkbilly twang and growl, near-future lyrics.
You Do Me Up
High energy punk-funk. Get down on it, all you disco kids! :)
Gritty sci-fi rock&roll with a bit of dobro.
Long loved the sound Martin Hannett got on Unknown Pleasures.
Iggy & The Stooges
All one-take stuff, trying out my Chanpagne Sparklejet for its protopunk sound.
Plenty of synth and distressed timestretch.
With added bits of fuzz guitar and synth.
Another Clash number, from the first album. Great lyrics. Wish I'd recorded it with a faster tempo.
Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Britpunk classic, with twang added and slowed down a little. Only taken 37 years to get round to covering it.
Fire and Brimstone
Bluegrass style number from the Nick Cave / Mark Lanegan cover from the Lawless soundtrack. Sounds more about the DT's from drinking moonshine rather than a spiritual epiphany.
The record that started garage rock! In memory of Jack Ely who died shortly before I recorded it.
Cajun / zydeco / swamprock tune for trying out the new dobro.
Mega City One
A song from indie band, Brilliant Pink, about the demolition of Maybury St., Tooting, and the devastation of the community living there. Co-wrote it so not strictly a cover.
Cover of a hippyish country song, recorded on a whim. Changed some of the lyrics to make more sense (to my mind). Struggled a bit with the vocals :(
Song from the Transformer album. Tried to make it more rockabilly than glam.
I Fought the Law
Cover of the Clash's cover
Glory of Love
Swing number, acoustic, dates from the 1930s with classic versions done by Big Bill Broonzy and John Martyn.
White light / White heat
Tryout of the (then) new studio set-up.