The first collaboration between myself and Attila The Stockbroker - unless you count Iron Man of Rap which was a B side to something I can't quite remember ...if you can tell me I'll give you a freebie!


Shed Fire
(Music Phil. Odgers/ Lyrics Attila The Stockbroker)
From the Album 'Elvis Lives Here' – Swill and the Swaggerband on Irregular Records

A perfect English pageantry:
An act so gloriously mundane
New neighbours put up 8 foot fence
So strangers now will thus remain
As English as our small town press
Who'd like so much to dish the dirt
But headline uneventfulness:
'Local shed fire. No-one hurt.'

A cod war veteran complains
About some kids skateboarding by
The Daily Mail sells very well
And he and it see eye to eye.
The homeless sleep under the pier
But most round here don't seem to care
That's city life, another's news.
Shed fire, though. Police aware.

The poster shouts it, black and white
A headline story, that¹s for sure
And there's a pull out TV guide
For folk who rarely ask for more
And two, more lively than the rest,
Are chatting in the autumn sun.
Not in their back yard, thank god,
But shed fire. Little damage done.


from Elvis Lives Here, released May 29, 2006
Music Phil. Odgers/ Lyrics Attila The Stockbroker


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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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