On first listening to David Mulcahy’s latest release “Demos (2013)” the swagger and ballsiness brought to mind an infamous quote from one of my favourite pieces of reportage…
“The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich.”
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
In a parallel universe if the Nazis had indeed won World War 2 then it’s very likely that a young Mark E Smith would have bailed from Manchester and backpacked around the USA eventually hooking up with The Stooges and getting a residency at Circus Circus just in time to entertain Hunter S Thompson.
The closest we will get to the musical fruit of that parallel universe is David Mulcahy and his latest collection of love songs. Have a listen below. But be quick because Mr Mulcahy has a tendency to be more prolific than Prince or Madlib and tends to get rid of the old stuff before you have time to enjoy it.