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John McMustard

Sports Mixture (Button Up)

By • Aug 18th, 2019 • Category: Album review

John McMustard is branching out on his own, with some help from a few friends, and the results are groovy, brutally honest and a great listen…

‘Snooker Pool and Darts’ is a rocking tune and makes some lighthearted points about modern life, and maybe masculinity (ok so BM is reading too much into this, or is it just funny?)

‘Golf’ continue that sports theme with a monologue about, yes, golf – BM can imagine this being a lighters-aloft festival tune…

And WTF is this next track… a great Lidl reference, all pop songs should have one – JMM skewers sectarianism via humour on ‘You’ll Simply Never Walk Alone the Best’, with thanks to Tina Turner’s lawyers, hopefully anyway… BM applauds this emotion and hope this goes down well live…

‘Kerby’ is a great comedy song, is that actually his mum doing the ‘maw’ vocals…?

‘Big John The Doo Man’ is a heartfelt song which actually has the feel of a Malcolm Middleton track in the strums and the vibe, also both are purveyors of dark as hell humour…

‘I’m a Vegetarian but I Don’t Like to Talk About It (Morrissey Is Murder)’, to give the single from the album its full title, is a great party track and shows that apart from his day job antics in The Dijon Five, Mr McMustard has some real solo star power. There are Motown licks, and he trades licks with the vegetarian lobby – clever words, pushing the buttons. But most of all this is a great pop song, which trended in the online charts on its week of release.

This leads us to ‘Scottish Swimmer’, a pumping holiday tale over a rave track, we have all been there…

Closer ‘Late Night Sexy Disco Party’ may be a distant cousin of the Dijons’ ‘International Sex Hero’, it certainly funks quite a long and has nice brass backing… this one could take any party higher.

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