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Ashdowne – Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Ashdowne have made available a great track, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and we are able to offer you a download and a listening on the Indie Bands Blog.



When Ashdowne were trying to narrow down the track list for A Warning to the Curious (available on Ashdowne - A Warning to the Curious*, they found a few tracks that they didn’t want to include, as they tried to create an balance to the album. If you head off to see them live, you will often find Mad Dogs and Englishmen as part of the set list. If they don’t play it, give them a shout.

As I often mention, track visualisations can often give a pointer to a track and I love the whole graphic here, the trigger pull, the case expansion and the bullet firing…

While I run my own interpretation and psychology, I think playing the track below will help from where I come from.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – Ashdowne

A snare drum and chord set the trigger, the vocal joins in and the bullet case is hit, the whole band joins as the firing pin explodes, the track evolves to an apologetic which combusts to a smoke filled back-blast of guitar and we head to the cynical, innocent shrug of the shoulders, as the bullet leaves the chamber to wreak its’ wrath.

My political interpretation is far less value than the track, which is a great piece of musicianship. I would love to hear back from Ashdowne, as I may have written a far too politicised piece on this.

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