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Mitch and the band do it again!

When I saw this available on itunes the other day I instantly downloaded it as I have seen Mitch many times at radio recordings and at various venues and always really enjoyed the music that he and the band play. The new album is great.... my personal favourites are the excellent single 'Everything sounds like Coldplay now' (go see the marvelous video on Mitch's website for this!), IKEA, Chambers of the Heart (which I will be using with my class in science lessons) and These Ghoulish Things. It is a testament to how brilliant the songwriting is that every time I hear 'A minute's noise for John' I get very misty eyed. Definately an album to buy and enjoy and although it is still early days, probably one that bears repeated listening more than the 'Too late to Cancel' album. There is certainly more depth here... On a personal note though I would love to see some of Mitch's Doctor Who tracks included on the next album, or at the very least a Dalek impression... Go on.. buy it... it's worth it!

A Minute's Noise

One of the kindest, most heart-stirring things that ever aired on The Now Show was "A Minute's Noise for John"- perfect. I would advise absolutely everyone to purchase that song in honour of both a great DJ and some fine musicians.

Eternal and modern, and always will be.

For those that love and listen to Mitch on BBC Radio, or have the enviable position of seeing the man on stage, Crimes Against Music offers nothing less than the brilliant, intelligent, five-puns-to-a-line songwriting that has become increasingly rare as the years go by. Not only does Mitch know his stuff, he can replicate it immaculately, and there is almost nothing this man cannot do with a six-string. For those that know the Now Show, the first track will be a step back in time. Indeed, if you've ever heard the name 'John Peel,' this song will strike a powerful chord. And, to remind us of the heady days of Mitch's own show, after which the album is named, Mitch and the girls, Tash Bayliss and Kirsty Newton, pitch wildly from one song to the next, satire and gentle mickey-taking the name of their game. Nobody is safe from their sharp eye and keen plectrum, and even as they drift from politics ('This Ain't Your Country Anymore') and fashion ('Glam On A Budget'), through science ('Chambers of the Heart'), musical satire ('Coldplay' and 'Elton John') and into the deep end of the ballad pool with 'Right Now Baby,' they keep alive the spark of good humour which was once, and still is, the mainstay of British music hall and variety theater. Of course, any trip to your local Swedish department store has to warrant its very own theme tune...

Crimes Against Music, Mitch Benn
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 09 October 2005

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