Vic Godard is an unassuming postman by day, cult hero by night, and now writer of show tunes with Irvine Welsh. Blackpool is the title song from a production that apparently didn’t go over too well in the limited run it had in Edinburgh back in 2002. Nevertheless, Godard didn’t want the songs he wrote for the production to be forgotten, and has seen fit to release a four song EP called Blackpool. They were all co-written with Irvin Welsh. The title song has a carnival, Bert the Chimney Sweep, Dent May feel to it and is quite charming if I do say so myself.
The EP is currently available on through the man himself. Also, prepare yourself for an album of new songs from Godard on 11 October, titled We Come as Aliens will.
mp3: Vic Godard – Blackpool (order the EP from Vic for £5 + postage. Details at his MySpace)
In other news, Domino Records announced this morning the details of the 6 CD Orange Juice Box set. Details, track listing and pre-order information at Domino.