Hometown Unicorn

How many people have a band from their home town of which they can actually feel proud? Not London or wherever but their actual hometown. While most of the music I used to listen to when I lived in Carmarthen was evocative of urban environments, I would occasionally turn to certain records with a distinct rural quality. However, a record made on the north coast of Scotland or in American dustbowls is still alien enough to be exciting. I’m not sure if a record made in Carmarthen, summoning the greys, browns and greens I saw everyday, would have appealed when I lived there but it certainly seems exotic enough now.

Finders Keepers are responsibly for digging up this album from the early seventies after the success of their Gruff Rhys compiled Welsh Rare Beat compilations. I can’t find a youtube of it but you can listen here.


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