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Night of a Thousand Candles

The Men They Couldn't Hang

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Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

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!

Biography

Formed: 1982 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

British roots-rockers with Celtic/folky blue-collar angst music...
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