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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Industrial Sounds and Magic

Ladies and gentlemen please be upstanding for the Reverend.

Industrial Sounds and Magic is the 1991 debut solo album on the Cooking Vinyl label  by English folk rock artist Stephen Ryan better known as Rev Hammer.
According to his website the album was recorded in a cow shed in Essex on a  budget of nothing with a little help from his friends. The friends in question being The Levellers who provide the backing duties.
As well as a  chum of the Levellers he was a founder member of The Red Sky Coven with poet Joolz and Justin Sullivan of New Model Army fame.
He also subsequently performed with members of the Levellers as Drunk in Public.

Round these parts we know a thing or two about Caledonia Rain

Rev Hammer - Down by the River "O"

Rev Hammer - Caledonia Rain

1 comment:

  1. First heard of him from the song "Bonny Besses", which I think was on a Mojo CD or some similar sampler, so I got the "Freeborn John" album on the strength of that. Didn't realise he had earlier albums. I've always been a fan of the "original" Levellers.