Shameless Tuesdays: Livre 76 | The Great Leap Forward
The world's in chaos, there's nonstop corruption, and we all need to do something about it. That about sums up The Great Leap Forward's new album Revolt Against An Age of Plenty, but that's still oversimplifying it. The side project of Big Flame's vocalist/bassist Alan Brown brings his knack for sparking revolution, after a nine-year absence. Brown isn't afraid to fight fire with fire, as evident in songs like "Losing Faith in the Wall", "When Our Kingdom Comes", and "Giving Back is Good For You." While Brown may seem too busy prepping for an uprising, he nevertheless found a good moment to present us with a special Shameless Tuesdays!
Here's what Alan has to say about this week's playlist, which he has dubbed "Some Songs to Die To":
Hello Boston Bastard Brigade, and thank you for inviting me to create a playlist of some of my favourite tunes.
I’ve chosen a selection that underpins the theme of the opening track ‘Songs To Die To’ on my new album, in which I pay homage to the music I grew up with and music that has inspired and challenged me over time.
There are the first songs I bought as a bright-eyed 11 year old, and then the songs that then took me through my teens to the punk/ new wave/ post punk era that defined my own personal musical direction and also political awakening. For me that period was a great time to be in a band, soaking up much of what I was listening to and then transferring the ethos and style of what I was hearing into that of my own bands - some tracks of which I have also included here. Finally a few bands that I think today are worth a shout.
So these songs define my moments in time, my happy and not-so-happy times. They touch my heart and galvanise my soul - my inspirations all: my songs to die to.
Thanks for listening. ~ Alan B / The Great Leap Forward.
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