The Godfathers – The BBC Session – Cassette
The Godfathers – The BBC Session is a live recording by the British rock band The Godfathers, featuring a collection of tracks recorded during their BBC radio sessions. The album was released in 1989 and captures the band’s energetic and raw performance style.
The Godfathers emerged in the mid-1980s as part of the garage rock revival scene, blending elements of punk, rock, and rhythm and blues. Known for their sharp attire and hard-hitting sound, the band gained a reputation for their intense live shows and catchy, guitar-driven songs.
The Godfathers were founded by brothers Peter and Chris Coyne in London in 1985. Vocalist Peter and bassist Chris were joined by guitarists Kris Dollimore and Mike Gibson and drummer George Mazur.
Coming ten years after Britain’s punk explosion, they nevertheless built on that music’s rage and force. Their debut album, Hit by Hit, was released in the U.S. on the indie label Link in 1986 and followed by Birth, School, Work, Death on Epic in 1988, which made the Top 100 bestsellers as the title song was played on album rock radio.
Their third album, More Songs About Love &; Hate (1989), featured the popular college radio track “She Gives Me Love,” but was less commercially successful. They released a fourth album, Unreal World, on Epic in 1991.
The Godfathers – The BBC Session showcases the band’s live prowess and captures the energy and excitement of their performances. The album features a selection of songs from their early discography, including tracks from their debut album “Hit by Hit” and its follow-up “Birth, School, Work, Death.”
Listeners can expect a mix of aggressive and melodic rock songs, with punchy guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and gritty vocals. The Godfathers’ signature blend of rock and punk influences shines through in this live recording, making it a must-have for fans of the band and enthusiasts of energetic, guitar-driven rock music.
As a BBC session release, the album also highlights the band’s popularity and recognition within the British music scene at the time. The BBC sessions were a coveted opportunity for bands to showcase their talent and gain exposure to a wider audience, and The Godfathers’ session demonstrates their impact and appeal during that period.
The BBC Session offers a captivating live experience of The Godfathers’ music, providing a snapshot of their dynamic sound and stage presence. It serves as a testament to the band’s musical prowess and captures an exciting chapter in their career.
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