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drzux What a tribute, I haven’t the words to say how this group have been the soundtrack to my life, through good and bad.

Anything that helps is the least I can do, missed dearly. Favorite track: Grave Robbing In Gig Harbour.
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lisbonized I’m a bit of an OCD collector of TMTCH’s music. This is an obvious choice of album to hear a compilation of Cush’s contributions to their music.
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markfromcarlisle Brilliant vocals by a man taken far too soon RIP Cush Favorite track: Aquamarine.
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alastairgreen Choose ONE?! Alright...Grave Robbing In Gig Harbour - fizzing, quirky, brilliant, underrated. But also Denis Law & AliMcGraw (and all of Hattie Jacques;-)), shout it out. RIP Cush.
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richardw27 it's impossile to have a favourite track but I love 'Denis Law....' so much and it was fun to read about the band watching Cush play it and them trying to follow. It's such a monster of a song and i can't believe we'll never get to hear him sing it. What a fantastic tribute to a true rock n roll gent, from one of the greatest bands to grace our lives. Favorite track: Denis Law and Ali MacGraw.
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CDod Great idea, sincerely hope it gets the same level of support as the amazing response to the Crowdfunder.
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    Shun Fame - The Wonder of Cush
    Cush was musically unique in so many ways; his voice could soar like a sail or batter like a cudgel; he could freestyle, toast, scat, rap and he could testify. He could roar a lullaby and whisper an anthem. He never met a melody he didn’t want to change and make his own. His timing as a singer could be so risky you would have your heart in your mouth as he zigged zagged to the end of a line. And if he wasn’t going to make it, he would just dive into the crowd.
    As a songwriter he was an original. If Syd Barrett had co written with Ian Dury it might come close. But not really. His lyrics are full of myths, rural utopias with a dark edge, mad skewed characters with a Dennis Hopper vibe. I think of the bitter impotent prison warder of Life of A Small Fry, the solitary DJ of Archangel, bringing rock and roll to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle, the grave robbers of Gig Harbour.
    Many of his tales were set in his beloved Wales; the homage to Dylan Thomas that is Dog’s Eyes, Owl Meat and Man Chop, the beautiful idyll of Turquoise Bracelet Bay, the sinister edge of Beast of Brechfa. And throughout the surreal stories, a thick vein of humour and word play runs freely.
    His melodies and arrangements were also unique. He didn’t do traditional formats. Listen to Denis Law and Ali McGraw. There are four completely different bridges, each coming in at totally random intervals. And there’s no chorus at all. When we recorded it we all had to face him as he played and hope we could hold onto the changes and pauses as he played. Listening to it now I hear the sound of a band swinging in the wind, hanging on, always just about to make a mistake. And that’s no bad thing.
    Cush tried to call every album we ever made ‘Shun Fame’. It appealed to his humour and his wordplay. We’d sit around swapping titles and he’d always throw it in. Well here it is at last, though a good subtitle could be taken from another of his underrated classics, the epic Wonder Of It All.
    We’ll call it Shun Fame. It’s The Wonder of Cush.

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Aquamarine 03:41
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Archangel 04:44
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Shun Fame - The Wonder of Cush

Cush was musically unique in so many ways; his voice could soar like a sail or batter like a cudgel; he could freestyle, toast, scat, rap and he could testify. He could roar a lullaby and whisper an anthem. He never met a melody he didn’t want to change and make his own. His timing as a singer could be so risky you would have your heart in your mouth as he zigged zagged to the end of a line. And if he wasn’t going to make it, he would just dive into the crowd.

As a songwriter he was an original. If Syd Barrett had co written with Ian Dury it might come close. But not really. His lyrics are full of myths, rural utopias with a dark edge, mad skewed characters with a Dennis Hopper vibe. I think of the bitter impotent prison warder of Life of A Small Fry, the solitary DJ of Archangel, bringing rock and roll to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle, the grave robbers of Gig Harbour.

Many of his tales were set in his beloved Wales; the homage to Dylan Thomas that is Dog’s Eyes, Owl Meat and Man Chop, the beautiful idyll of Turquoise Bracelet Bay, the sinister edge of Beast of Brechfa. And throughout the surreal stories, a thick vein of humour and word play runs freely.

His melodies and arrangements were also unique. He didn’t do traditional formats. Listen to Denis Law and Ali McGraw. There are four completely different bridges, each coming in at totally random intervals. And there’s no chorus at all. When we recorded it we all had to face him as he played and hope we could hold onto the changes and pauses as he played. Listening to it now I hear the sound of a band swinging in the wind, hanging on, always just about to make a mistake. And that’s no bad thing.

Cush tried to call every album we ever made ‘Shun Fame’. It appealed to his humour and his wordplay. We’d sit around swapping titles and he’d always throw it in. Well here it is at last, though a good subtitle could be taken from another of his underrated classics, the epic Wonder Of It All.

We’ll call it Shun Fame. It’s The Wonder of Cush.

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