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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?