Night of a Thousand Candles
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On their debut album Night of 1000 Candles, the Men They Couldn't Hang come across a bit like the Pogues, but without the slurred sloppiness or Shane MacGowan's vulgar wit. Instead, the group relies on straight-ahead rock and unadorned folk, which are tied together by their compassionate working-class stance and passionate playing. Most of the record consists of sturdy originals from Phil Odgers and Paul Simmonds, with a few covers, such as Eric Bogle's "The Green Fields of France," thrown in for good measure.
A Great Album
A brilliant album, and a good introduction to the band. Check out the classics - Ironmasters, Green Fields of France and Scarlet Ribbons (a modern folk classic), and thrill to the intro of The Day After and the rockabilly Walkin' Talkin' Folk-punk at it's best
Bought this in 1985, about time I bought it again
Great music, historical settings, The green fields of France is just soooooo moving.
Credit card to the ready
Great, great album
Had dug out my old vinyl earlier this week & played this - what a fantastic album & definitely needed to be downloaded - ah my youth - off to download How Green Is The Valley now!
Formed: 1982 in London, England
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by The Men They Couldn't Hang
||The Colours||Waiting for Bonaparte||3:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||The Green Fields of France (No Man's Land)||Night of a Thousand Candles||6:29||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Green Fields of France||Smugglers and Bounty Hunters||8:29||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Ghosts of Cable Street||How Green Is the Valley||4:05||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Ironmasters||Night of a Thousand Candles||4:11||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Shirt of Blue||How Green Is the Valley||4:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Parted from You||How Green Is the Valley||4:16||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Smugglers||Waiting for Bonaparte||4:30||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Scarlet Ribbons||Night of a Thousand Candles||5:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bounty Hunter||Waiting for Bonaparte||3:37||£0.79||View In iTunes|