from Tightrope by Odgers and Simmonds



This crucial song from ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ has often been identified by Paul as a big in-fluence. This version first appeared on the TMTCH (Pledge only) covers album ‘Al Green Was My Valet’ and features Paul on vocal and guitar, Phil on harmo-ny vocal and Tom Spencer on additional guitar.

“Springsteen’s album ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ was my favourite post punk record and this track from it was a huge influence; an object lesson in how to write whole novels in just a simple three verse song, the personal and the political perfectly combined...”

- Paul Simmonds


from Tightrope, released August 21, 2015


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Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers London, UK

Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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