billy bragg

KT Tunstall & Billy Bragg Cover Kaiser Chiefs & The Verve

Watch their (underwhelming?) takes on 'I Predict A Riot' & 'The Drugs Don't Work' at HMV's Oxford Street (London) location below. Download an original KT tune at bottom of post.MP3: KT Tunstall - Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - Source

New Billy Bragg Anti-War Song

BILLY BRAGG has donated a new song, The Price of Oil, to a compilation CD being put together by the "Stop The War Coalition". You can read more about it on his official site. You can also download the track from an unofficial site. Thanks to Eddie for the story.

Bragg and Wilco

NME is reporting this weekend that BILLY BRAGG has confirmed that he and WILCO will be recording yet another album of Woody Guthrie tracks. The thing is, WE told you about this last week in our Billy Bragg feature. Yeah, "Brag(g)" may indeed be the word of the day.

Billy Bragg

Over a two-gig period this summer, Excellent member Vince Iannelli got the privilege to see and talk to one of the founding fathers of politically conscious British Independent music, Billy Bragg.  Vince wrote of his exploits in an article that originally appeared in the University of Calgary's paper, The Gauntlet.  It is with the permission of The Gauntlet and the author that we here at Excellent are pleased to bring you an edited reprint of Vince's article, which provides some insight into the 90's version of Bragg, and his fabulous new release, "Mermaid Avenue."

story by Vince Iannelli