I had a big screed written about my love for The Men You Couldn't Hang, but I wasn't happy with it. So I reworked it, edited it, cut bits out, swapped things around and you know what? It was still crap.
It's a bit like writers block. I just couldn't get what was in my head onto the page.
The crux of it was that I would pick them over the Pogues any day of the week. While few would disagree that McGowan is a great songwriter, his slurred deliverance of a line makes listening to the band a chore compared to the equally eloquent and superiorly understandable MYCH who shine whether they are in the studio or live.
They also have a nice rockabilly twist to their folk music that I'm a sucker for.
So anyway. Forgive the rambling bollocks and instead enjoy this little gem.
According to my memory this is from a tape of Night of a thousand candles pre official release that a member of the band gave to someone, and it was only years later that they realized it differs slightly in the sound than what eventually hit the streets.
Apologies for the quality of sound in bits, but it is from the original tape.
I hope you enjoy, and remember to go out and support the band
Oh, and leaving a comment would be appreciated.