Abstract Greens – Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher Chords

I have had requests for the chords to the Abstract Greens song ‘Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher’. Well here are the chords

The song uses the Chords A B7 D Dsus4

I mostly play the chords as barre chords. You can of course also just play the open chords. On the recording I do both. But the main part is barre chords.

A                                      B7

Maggie Thatcher was a Milk Snatcher

D                         Dsus4

Or so my father said

D                         Dsus4

When I lived in Loanhead

A                                  B7

1984 she destroyed the miners

D             Dsus4

Going to school

D             Dsus4

Life was so cruel

A                                    B7

I remember you had designer hair

D                 Dsus4

Three cans a day

D                       Dsus4

You blew the Ozone away

 

This is basically how it carries on.  Listen to the track to hear the guitar rhythm for the D to Dsus4 parts.

Enjoy.

Words and music by Richard Innes Mulvey.

 

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The Wordsmiths – Narcissus

 

‘I’m so comely and winsome and I’m very, very handsome…’

This is the final single that was recorded by The Wordsmiths in Spring 1991. However before it could be released the band had split and the members gone off on new directions. The original DAT tape recording was assumed to have been lost in the mists of time.  Clearing out the attic last month revealed this treasure. It took a while to get it converted to the digital formats of today, but it has been completed. It is now 22 years later than when it was recorded – but finally it is time for the legendary lost classic Wordsmiths single ‘Narcissus’ to finally be released on Lone Head Records. You can still hear the influences of some great Madchester bands – Inspiral Carpets, Stone Roses, The Dylans and The Charalatans to name a few.

It seems rather fitting that the eternal youth ‘Narcissus’ should be the final single. Narcissus never did age and neither does the classic indie sound of this single. 22 years ago it was recorded – sounds fresh and funky. Enjoy

‘Boy go out and get yourself a lover, watch her turn into your mother – I’m Narcissus.’

This is the long lost and now found legendary single by The Wordsmiths. It was recorded in Spring 1991 in Penicuik a small town 6 miles south of Edinburgh. The original DAT Tape had gone missing for over 20 years.Recently discovered and restored – here is the glorious last and final single from Scotland’s greatest ever Baggy Band. Fully restored and remastered for your total enjoyment.This was scheduled to be The Wordsmiths final farewell single. A live classic it was recorded but the band had split up by the time it was mixed and mastered. So it was never released. Until now. Released with the original artwork that would have been used by the band.
Lyrics

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

Everytime I see my reflection
I sigh in heaven

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I only want to be me

I’m so comely and winsome
I am very very handsome

I’m my only wish
Cause I am Narcissus

I’m sitting here
Looking so pretty
I’m alone
But’s it’s no pity

Narcissus
I’m my only wish

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

I’m Narcissus

Boy go out
and get yourself a lover
Watch her turn
into your mother

I’m Narcissus

I’ll never lie
And I’ll never deceive me

I just want to be me

Narcissus

I’m my only wish
I am Narcissus

I don’t need anybody else
I’m in love with myself

Narcissus

I’m my only wish…

 

(c) Richard Innes Mulvey

 

 

C Harness – Assistance Required (Prozac Mix)

C - HarnessI personally don’t know many songs about social anxiety and social alienation. But this is one I was involved in. C Harness (not his real name) is a good friend. He is a bus driver here in Edinburgh.  One day he was over at the house and we were talking about songwriting. I was asking him about song ideas from real life. Then we came to the conclusion that something dark like social anxiety should be the topic for a track.

We recorded the song over the next 3 – 4 hours upstairs in my bedroom studio. He played the organ and did the bass. I played the guitar and got the drums and beats completed. We both did some vocal duties. I mixed it the next day and it was complete after a touch of mastering a week later.

For a song about such a depressing subject it has proved an undeniably popular track – much to our satisfaction.  I think people like to know they are not alone when it comes to having problems and issues.  Surely one of the great appeals of  bands like The Smiths or Radiohead?

The darkest hour always come before the dawn…

Abstract Greens – She Gives Me Night Sweats (Midnight Mix)

 

Abstract Greens start 2017 with a new remix of an old classic tune. ‘She Gives Me Night Sweats (Midnight Mix)’. This version has new guitar tracks and I used my new Waves Plugins on the mix. This really helped with me get the sound I was after. Never did girl trouble sound so good to me! Very pleased with the sound of this track. Check it out and enjoy.

 

‘New sounds for the new year! Have a great 2017!’

Roman Gods – Hey Caesar (A stab of Scottish Indie Obscurity)

Sometimes you just to got to Rock Out. Forget your troubles and let the music take you to a better place.  For moments like this I like to give time to Roman Gods ‘Hey Caesar’. It’s like ‘Carry on Cleo’ with Indie Rock! So when you find that School, Work or life is getting you down – don’t frown and give yourself wrinkles! Pray to the Roman Gods.