The greatest of the greatest…

Anyone got any favourite compilation / best of / greatest hits records?

Some people regard these as the devils own but I’m all for a great compilation album. I’ve got into many bands through a good compilation and don’t see anything wrong with them, especially as with some bands, like the Who and The Stones, I find their albums albums are a bit hit and miss and there’s loads of them to trawl through.

(I’d include Neil Young in that too).

Sometimes best of’s have glaring omissions and you can’t understand why?

For example, Life On Mars never made it onto Changes One Bowie and The Only Living Boy In New York never appeared on Simon And Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits.

But, in my opinion, you can’t beat a good compilation (or live album – which were never really live anyway).

Here are my top ten compilation albums which I would never be without. Have I missed anything? (yep, Standing On The Beach and 24 Carat Purple). Let me know in the comments:

  1. Decade – Neil Young
  2. The Beatles (Blue Album) 1967-1970
  3. Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine – The Doors
  4. Changes One Bowie – David Bowie
  5. Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy – The Who
  6. We Sold Our Souls For Rock And Roll – Black Sabbath
  7. REM – Eponymous
  8. Simon And Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits
  9. Warren Zevon – A Quiet Normal Life
  10. Get Stoned – Rolling Stones

Last chance to order book…


Hi Everyone,

The book is now proof-read and finished and just about to be sent to the printers.

If you didn’t buy one through Kickstarter, now is your last chance to get one. I’m sending the book to the printers on Monday so the deadline will be Monday 11PM.

The book is great, it turned out much better than I ever imagined and is a real must for any six by seven fan. I’d really like to thank Will Hughes for having a part in this, he is a professional proof reader, and his checks and additions and formatting have made it look super professional.

The book is hardback with a dust cover and will be signed. It has a foreword, all the lyrics to the songs and extensive notes and explanations of the songs lyrics and other interesting facts about the making of the songs.




1 A Beautiful Shape
2 European Me
3 Candlelight
4 For You
5 Spy Song
6 Something Wild
7 Brilliantly Cute
8 Oh! Dear
9 88-92-96
10 Your Town
11 Get A Real Tattoo
12 July, August, Winter
13 Always Waiting For…
14 Eat Junk Become Junk
15 Sawn Off Metallica T-Shirt
16 New Year
17 Ten Places To Die
18 England And A Broken Radio
19 One Easy Ship Away
20 Another Love Song
21 Don’t Wanna Stop
22 Slab Square
23 100 And Something Foxhall Road
24 My Life Is An Accident
25 Overnight Success
26 So Close
27 IOU Love
28 All My New Best Friends
29 Karen O
30 Anyway
31 The Way I Feel Today
32 American Beer
33 Cafeteria Rats
34 Bad Man
35 Speed Is In / Speed Is Out
36 Fraggle Rock
37 ‘Untitled’
38 Bochum (Light Up My Life)
39 There’s A Ghost
40 Leave Me Alone
41 Around
42 Ocean
43 Sailing Around The Horn
44 Enemy
49 The Rise And Fall And Decline Of Everything
51 Fall Into Your Arms


Great new psychedelic heavy EP recorded live in Nottingham studio…
Essentially demo’s for a new album to be recorded at Rockfield Studios before the end of the year.

Kickstarter Ends Tomorrow…

Just a quick note to let you know that the Kickstarter campaign for The Things I Make – selected SIX BY SEVEN lyrics book, will be ending tomorrow at 10 AM. I really messed up with the end time when I set the campaign up. I normally try to end Kickstarter campaigns on a Sunday night at 8PM when statistically most people are at home.

Unfortunately, the way I’ve done it this time, most people will be in bed as it heads into it’s final run up towards the end of the campaign.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. We are at £3,326 with 119 backers. The goal was £500 to make it happen. The book is already written and you should get it delivered to you in roughly 6 weeks from now.

Pledge HERE before it’s to late. Don’t forget, you will also be able to get it signed and have your name printed inside the book credits for helping to make it happen. Just like Steve Martin, you will have your name in print and be famous.

six by seven EX demo’s II

I really enjoyed spending the last 3 weeks making these tracks with a Moog Model D and Korg KR55 and layering e-bow guitars and sporadic vocals over the top. They were intended to be demo’s to forge new ideas for drum beats and bass lines and vocal ideas but turned out to be great sounding in their own right.

The Moog Model D is hands down the greatest synth ever made.