New album released

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I’m pleased to announce that my 18th album “Shooting for Pork” has just been uploaded this morning and will be available on all good digital music sites within the next couple of days – processing permitting, of course. Each store works in it’s own unique and mysterious way!

I’ll release some tracks on this site over the coming weeks whilst work continues on the next album where I have two tracks already in the can.

In the meantime, give it a listen on Spotify – I like their royalty payments and it’s free to the listener. After all, we all have to eat! Actually, thinking about it there might be a song in that…….?

Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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They Wanna Run Me Outa Town

Here’s a bit off rock off the Shooting for Pork Album that kinda reminds me of ZZ Top.

If you lived where I live and dealt with some of the people I have to dela with then you could definitely relate to this track!

They don’t care about my point of view
They don’t take account of what I do
Petty minded jealousy from small mind folk
Nasty little bigots who ain’t no joke
They wanna run me outa town
They don’t want me sticking around

All these people who know better than me
Set in their ways far as I can see
Can’t stand nobody different to them
Who don’t conform and don’t fit in
They wanna run me outa town
Even handed just ain’t their way

They don’t like the way I live my life
Wanna tell me what’s wrong and right
Tell me how to dress, tell me how to talk
Don’t hang around – Take a walk!

Don’t get me going
Don’t wind me up
Don’t make me mad
Get me all riled up
Leave me alone
I’ll do the same for you
Just don’t tell me
What to do!

Church going people whiter than white
Ain’t done nothing in their whole damn life
Don’t like my language – too damned hot
But dealing with them makes me use it a lot

They wanna run me outa town
They don’t want me sticking around
Ain’t no way I’m welcome here
They wanna run me outa town

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I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend

Here’s another track from the ‘Shooting for Pork’ album – this time it’s straight blues.

Album is now in post-production and should be released sometime in the next month on all the good streaming and download sites courtesy of Distrokid, who I thoroughly recommend for getting your music out there!

On the positive side, the single from the album (see previous post on here) seems to have been well received and has passed the 15,000 streams marks on Spotify, so thank to all who have listened and – hopefully – enjoyed it.

I don’t wanna be your friend
We’ve nowt in common, sad to say
I don’t wanna be your friend
‘cos I’m never gonna – see it your way
No matter what you say
I don’t wanna be your friend

I don’t wanna have a talk
And I don’t wanna mind your kids
I don’t wanna take your dog for walk
And I don’t give a fig what you think
I’m sick of trying to prop you up
And I don’t wanna be your friend

I’m sick and tired of trying to talk you round
To be honest I’ve just had enough
I see you talking but I hear no sound
So would you please stop coming around

We’ll never see eye to eye
We’ve nowt in common and I’ll tell you why
You can’t the truth from lies
And I’m sick of trying to work out why

You bad mouth me behind my back
You stab me ‘tween my shoulder blades
You seem to like to twist the knife
When I wanna get on with my life
So do me a favour and just get lost
‘cos I don’t wanna be your friend

No matter what you say
I don’t be your friend

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Shooting for Pork

OK. Sight change of plan!

My 18th album was to have been called ‘Dog End Days’ but having produced the cover artwork and taken soundings, the general opinion was that, frankly, the mock up was crap. Not the song, you understand. Just the artwork.

So the album will now be called ‘Shooting for Pork’ – good name for a band I thought if ever I decide to form one again. Anyway, this is the title track :


I heard it on the radio just the other day
That a herd of flying pigs was coming my way
I read it in the papers and I saw it on TV
But it seemed just a little far fetched to me!

You really can’t believe in everything you hear
And you really shouldn’t trust what everybody says
The things that they tell you are not always true
You shouldn’t let them influence the things that you do
I’d rather be out there…
Shooting for pork

I’ve been trying to teach old dog to learn new tricks
But I can’t figure out if it’s the dog or me that’s thick
I’m been beating my head against a big brick wall
And no matter how I do it then that wall will never fall

It not that I doubt everything
But it seems to me that I never can win
There’s lots of weird things – going on
And it simply can’t be that all of them are real

You know I’ve been thinking – now here’s the thing
Why is it you can’t teach a pig to sing?
You know that I’ve been trying
And I’ve been getting nowhere
And the pig flew off when it grew some wings

I know what I saw and I know what I heard
But you simply can’t believe in every single word
I’m a straight talking guy who’s known to walk the walk
So I don’t wanna listen and I don’t wanna talk
I’d rather be out there…
Shooting for pork

Yes I’d rather be out there…
Shooting for pork

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New single – “Doing What You’re Doing’


I’ve been working on a new album of blues / rock tracks which is now in the final stages of production. “Dog End Days” will be my 18th album and should be available within the next couple of months if all goes to plan.

In the meantime, I’ve just uploaded a single from the album which should be available within the next week or so on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and a shed load of other streaming and downloading sites. Give it a few plays on Spotify – at least that way I get paid. Eventually. They’re not the world’s fastest payers, but their rates are good by comparison.

In other news, I’m pleased to say that my last ‘serious’ album, Cutting up Rough, is selling well on Amazon where I seem particularly popular with the Germans for some reason. A big thank you to everyone who has played or bought it. Glad you like it!

So here’s the new single. Enjoy.


Honey stop doing
Doing what you’re doing
Baby stop messing around
Just stop doing
Doing what you’re doing
Stop your fooling around

Put yourself around
All over town
You’re just a good time girl
Can’t you see I’m hurting
While you’re out working
Can’t you see you’re bringing me down

It’s not that I don’t care
Don’t wanna see you there
You’re acting like a fool
You’re breaking every rule
I can’t stand your messing around

You’re breaking my heart
It’s tearing me apart
It’s like you just don’t care
Why can’t you see
That you should be with me
And not with all those other guys

Fooling around
Acting like a clown
It’s really bring me down
Just stop doing
Doing what you’re doing
Baby stop your messing around
Acting like you do
You and me are through
Stop your messing around

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Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls

Time to move on from the doom and gloom of Christmas and start the New Year with a good ol’ bit of classic rock ‘n’ roll from the album I’m currently working on for 2018 release – as yet untitled!

You might recognise one or two familiar song titles in this piece, so see how many you can spot.


Sweet little rock and roll girls
Sweet little rock and roll girls
I’ve been all around this great big world
There ain’t nothing like a rock and roll girl

I got my thrill on Blueberry Hill
In an old gold chevy with a girl named Jill
A whole lotta shaking was going on
Man, how the good times rolled
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Doesn’t matter what you say
There ain’t nothing like a rock and roll girl

Oh what a night little girl of mine
Got my mojo working cos she’s oh so fine
I’m reeling and a’rocking and I’m all shook up
‘cos I only have eyes for you
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Sweet little rock and roll girls
No matter where I go in this great big world
There ain’t nothing like a rock and roll girl

Long Tall Sally, Peggy Sue
Suzie Q don’t play me for a fool
Jennie Lee, sweet little sixteen
Carrie you’re an angel too

I been all around this great big world
On the rock island line and a long sea cruise
Janie please believe me ‘cos you know it’s true
There’s nothing that compares with you

Ain’t nothing like those rock and roll girls
Everywhere I’ve been all round the world
Good golly Miss Molly don’t you know
You’re the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen

Honolulu Lulu, Maybelline
Rock ‘n’ roll Ruby, yes tonight Josephine
A little bit of Sandy, Runaround Sue
Gonna put a spell on you
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Honey don’t but Maggie May
There ain’t nothing like a rock and roll girl

Roll over Beethoven gimme some room
Judy don’t be moody, don’t make me blue
Oh Carole, sweet Caroline
Ain’t nobody else will do
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Sweet little rock and roll girls
Been all around this great big world
There ain’t nothing like a rock and roll girl

Bony Maronie, Skinny Minnie too
You know I love those Rock and Roll girls

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The Fairytale of Christmas

Every year now for several years, I’ve produced a (hopefully) humorous Christmas song. This year, it’s an adaptation of the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York”. It’s a good song – the original, I mean – so hopefully I’ve not desecrated it too much!

Here it is with a video by my good friend Dioclese :


I’ve had too much to drink
I’ve thrown up in the sink
The party’s over and
They’ve all gone home
The Christmas spirit’s gone
And so’s the beer and wine
We had a smashing time
I least I think we did

The ads on telly
All try to tell me
It’s a time for giving
And not for holding back
I need to spend and spend
And I’ll feel better then
But the shops are full of tat
And I’ve had enough of that

I wonder why we do it
It’s the same crap every year
I wish we pulled the plug
On Christmas time

Thank God that’s it’s Christmas
For only one day
Though it goes on forever
Or that’s how it seems
It starts in September
Goes all through December
It peaks in November
With Black Friday week

There’s beer in my belly
The flat’s rank and smelly
There’s fuck all on telly
But loads of old crap
It’s after the party
I’m bloated and farty
The place smells of vomit
And stale cigarettes

I wonder why we do it
It’s the same crap every year
I wish we could call time
On Christmas Day

It’s great when it’s over
We’re glad when it’s done
We can all stop pretending
That we’re having fun
The new year is coming
We’re on our last legs
As we look forward to Easter
And Cadbury’s Cream Eggs

There’s wine on the carpets
And beer on the chairs
And someone’s thrown up
On the foot of the stairs
There’s a man with a hammer
Going nuts in my head
And I found someone’s knickers
When I went to bed

I wonder why we do it
It’s the same crap every year
It’s time we pulled the plug
On Christmas time

And when September comes
We start it all again
It’s such a waste of time
It really is a crime…

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