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

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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