Niall Cuddy, aka VITA, gives us his Top 5, and proves that twisted Delta blues, post-jazz and political hardcore can co-exist together
1. Cop shoot Cop – Last Legs
The frantic energy makes me feel like I’ve just fallen out of an episode of Kojak
2. Captain Beefheart – Sure nuff ‘n’ yes I do
The opening track to Beefheart’s Safe as Milk record. Delta blues at its heaviest man!
3. Esbjörn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) – The unstable table and the infamous fable
Magical track, it’s like prog jazz or something… the incessant drumming and haunting guitar (or violin – not sure) really adds to the tension, edge of the seat stuff. Shame his life ended so prematurely.
4. Radiohead – Where I end and you begin
The first time I heard this song I was washing the dishes and when it finished I just said to myself, Jesus, and played it again. And so my passion for the album Hail to the thief was born.
5. Dead Kennedys – When ya get drafted
DK’s at their surreal best. Pity their lyrics are still all too relevant today.
VITA & Stuart Wilde play The Roundy, Cork, Wed July 18th, 9pm