The Modern Saxons

Album: Gods and Devils (2008)
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  • In a July 2010 interview with this website, Troy Southgate said: 'As a child I had an immense obsession with bands like Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Madness, something I still retain today. "The Modern Saxons" carries on the tradition of the semi-humorous, London ditty and is a sort of working-class anthem directed at the bourgeoisie. I could even imagine Suggs performing this one dressed in a pinstripe suit and bowler hat and carrying a furled umbrella. Butow Maler provided the music and then I added the lyrics and vocals. Meanwhile, the shunting train sample was applied later on.'
    Although he graduated from Canterbury University with a degree in theology and religious studies, Southgate is also extremely knowledgable about Olde Englishe history in particular, and would obviously be more at home riding bareback, sword in hand than riding the 7.30am to Waterloo Station. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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