Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Phrogs "Baby, I'm Gone"

"Baby I'm Gone" by Southend's The Phrogs is an appealing patchwork of a bunch of  things I hold dear: Its intro has the brilliant choppiness of The Eyes' "I'm Rowed Out", there's more than a whiff of 13th Floor Elevators in the melody and the keyboard will have you reaching for those rollicking early 7"s by The Chesterfield Kings.  If you add to all that some pleasingly fried harmonica and dangerously frenetic drumming you have a solid slab of garage that will have winkle pickers and Chelsea boots the world over tapping in time.

It dates from a decade or so ago but will be released on the eminently portable 45 format through Crocodile Records of Manchester later this month. DJs in search new of a new beat belter take note!  

A video for it * was shot at Channel 4's studios (!).  

* WARNING: contains footage of a guitarist in a vest. 

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