Elvis Lives Here - Swill & The Swaggerband

£11.22 (£9.35 ex. vat)

Latest offering from Swill, off duty from his fronting The Men They Couldn't Hang duties, with the redoubtable Swaggerband in support.


Storming mixture of folk, punk, english country and skiffle. Top stuff !


As Punk celebrates its 30th birthday, the musical trajectories it inspired still continue to criss cross the genres in a most fantastic way. No more so than in the case of this artist and this record. Swill – his original punk name – is Philip Odgers and 28 years ago he stood onstage in an electric blue suit and leopard skin shirt as his first band Catch 22 supported the Clash on the infamous 16 Tons tour.

Now, stepping out from the shadows of his other life as one half of the vocal attack in legendary UK folk rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Swill has made his own record and infused it with the age old punk ethos of DIY. All of his trademark passions are present – Americana, folk, blue eyed pop and country. Imagine Glen Campbell, Kirsty MacColl and late period Joe Strummer all rolled into one and backed by the best little picking band this side of the bayou.

The Swaggerband – friends accumulated after half a life on the road – are Ricky and Jon from TMTCH on bass and drums, Tom Spencer (son of the late, great John B. Spencer) on mandolins and banjos, Bobby Valentino (Dylan, Tom Petty) a Clark Gable lookalike and fiddle player and the eerily named Ashley Halloween on guitar.

Together they have made an album that sounds like the ideal accompaniment to a good bottle of red wine with a close friend – intimate, funny and wise.


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£11.22 (£9.35 ex. vat)
Artist Swill And The Swaggerband
Genre Folk/Folk Rock
Release Date 2007
Number of discs 1
Label Irregular Records
Track Listing
  1. Drag You Down Listen
  2. Just A Dial Tone Away
  3. In The Breeze
  4. Elvis Lives Here
  5. Missing
  6. The Drinkers
  7. Give 'Em Enough Hope
  8. World Of Discontent
  9. Shed Fire
  10. Deep Blue Sea
  11. Margory And Johnny
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