"The overriding theme seems to be that no bastard knew the record was out," blogged George Washington Brown on the latest round of reviews for an August 2007 debut that "kinda escaped, rather than (was) released." Not only then is Ragged Words another bastard latecomer to the endlessly charming On The Night Plain, it was also caught unaware that George Washington Brown isn’t the first moniker Pete Gofton has hidden beneath.
Where to start… Well, he played the part of Memphis Industry alumnus J. Xaverre a few years back and that of Johnny X and/or Pete X as a fresh-faced multi instrumentalist for Kenickie almost a decade before with sister Lauren Laverne. He’s been plain old Pete when helping out The Week That Was and Field Music and that was after briefly fronting North-East supergroup Meet Eric Roberts with members of the latter and Maximo Park. Oh and he also had a small role in that god-awful British comedy Confetti…
It’s not like he makes it easy for us. What is easy though is to fall very hard indeed for the above-mentioned escaped debut of lo-fi indie to put a smile on your face. The kind of music a slightly less predictable Damon Gough could be writing if he wasn’t trying to pen the great, long-lost Springstein song. With no intention as yet then of taking on another guise, GWB is preparing a single and EP release later in 2009, while also working the production desk for the excellent Pens and Internet Forever "I'm planning a much more organised 'Campaign' (ugh) for the next one…" he promised in the same blog. "I'll probably even do some gigs."
Websites and MySpace
What's it called?
imaginatively, it's been titled "EP". Catbird (the label putting it out) have a semi- tradition of eponymous titles, so i simply followed the rules.
Where, when and with whom was it recorded?
Where- at my own...
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