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The Men They Couldn't Hang  | Subterania London  | Sat 11th April 2020 Lineup

The Men They Couldn't Hang

Subterania in London

Saturday 11th April 2020

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

We are delighted to welcome The Men They Couldn't Hang to Subterania on Saturday 11th April 2020. Make sure to grab tickets, it won't be one to miss!

 
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The Men They Couldn't Hang on Saturday 11th April 2020

The Men They Couldn’t Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the alternative music festival in Camden town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Paul Simmonds, Philip ‘Swill’ Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band ‘Catch 22’, met Pogues roadie Stefan Cush whilst busking in Shepherds Bush in London. Their early line up was Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, and Keyboards), Philip Odgers (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, and Melodica), Jon Odgers (Drums, Percussion) and Shanne Bradley (Bass, Flute).
Championed by the late John Peel their first single, a cover of Eric Bogle’s ‘Green Fields of France’ (1984), became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel’s festive 50. Their first album, “Night of a Thousand Candles”, was released in 1985. It includes the singles ‘Ironmasters’ and ‘Greenback Dollar’. Signing for MCA the following year, theyrecorded their second album, “How Green Is the Valley”, produced by Mick Glossop. Included on this album are thesingles ‘Gold Rush’, ‘Shirt of Blue’ and ‘Ghosts of Cable Street’.

In 1987 Shanne Bradley left the band and was replaced by Ricky McGuire, famous for touring with punk legends theUK Subs at the tender age of 17. With their third release in 1988, “Waiting for Bonaparte”, The Men They Couldn’t Hangwere starting to achieve recognition across Europe for their political comment and raucous live shows.

Music Genres: 

Folk, Rock

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