Anglo For Your Ear: Glasvegas’ “Daddy’s Gone”

These folks hardly need me tooting their horn: they are one of the most hyped bands of 2008. Still, I love the big Phil Spector Wall of Sound force of “Daddy’s Gone.” It reminds me a bit of Panda Bear, but it also recalls the sound of another band from Glasgow, The Jesus and Mary Chain. Is it a shocker that music mogul Alan McGee, who managed The Jesus and Mary Chain back in the day, has been pimping Glasvegas for the better part of a year now?

And, by the way, doesn’t the lead singer resemble Joe Strummer a bit?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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