Luke Haines - Rock and Roll Animals

Track Of The Day #364: Luke Haines – Rock N Roll Animals


In the nineties, The Auteurs were a class act that never got the recognition they deserved. Essentially a vehicle for the talent of Luke Haines, who has flaunted his wares through a number of guises since then. His latest solo album is ‘Rock And Roll Animals’ and it’s downright weird! A fairytale scrapbook citing former rock stars as animals, as the title suggests. A fixation with Nick Lowe as a badger and Gene Vincent as a cat is the root of the story and it is a bizarre experience, yet musically solid and actually quite entertaining. Here’s a track.

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