Monday, April 06, 2009

PAUL HAIG DAY


This is a great idea from the Vinyl Villain where you can find more information here.

Paul Haig was originally lead singer of 1980s post-punk band Josef K who were assigned to the Postcard record label along with Orange Juice and Aztec Camera. Josef K recorded five singles and an album - "The Only Fun in Town" before splitting. Although I got to see Orange Juice and Aztec Camera live, I never got to see Josef K - one of life's regrets.



His first solo single was a cover of Sly and the Family Stone's "Running Away" which I bought in a record shop (remember them?) in Edinburgh while on holiday, it was highly recommended by NME at the time, and should have done a lot better in the charts, as should his subsequent records - if you ask me he was ahead of his time.



As with all his singles and lps, it had a great cover - this is still one of my favourite singles and it got me into liking Sly Stone too. He's released quite a few records since, which you can find at his website here or at ltm publishing here.

You can see him playing some live stuff at this webcast

2 comments:

JC said...

Thanks for all the kind words and support.

Really chuffed that so many folk have come on board.

ROLinc said...

Hi, thanks for your support. look out for new releases and exclusive tracks from ROLinc coming via the Vinyl Villain in future. Keep spreading the word about new music...

like the webcast link too...

evan