Kirsty MacColl

Five Great British Songs That Offer Romantic Advice

Valentine’s Day is one of those events that serves to teach us all an important lesson, namely that no two romantic entanglements (or the lack thereof) are the same. It might seem like everyone is all hearts and flowers all day ...

To Celebrate Independence Day: Five British Breakup Songs

It’s always hard, seeing someone you love going off and doing well for themselves, leaving you stuck behind, in the same old rut, forever. So while Americans set off fireworks and generally celebrate the July 4 fun, us Brits, if we ...

Kirsty MacColl Remembered 10 Years Later

U2 frontman Bono called her “the Noël Coward of her generation.” And even if you don’t know her name, you’ve heard her winsome British voice in songs from The Smiths, Morrissey, Talking Heads, and most notably, ...

Anglo For Your Ear: Kirsty MacColl’s “Walking Down Madison”

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Some Anglo For Your Ear: Kirsty MacColl’s “A New England”

Providing angelic backup on several Smiths/Morrissey hits, Kirsty MacColl was to the Moz what Emmylou Harris was to Gram Parsons – his feminine consciousness. Plus, she got all the best lines in The Pogues‘ ...