香港金属明信片唱片公司(Metal Postcard Records)创始人兼所有人Sean Hocking在半个世纪前出生在澳大利亚。他的青葱岁月是在金属乐队和斯卡音乐浸泡的西印度群岛度过的。七十年代初，迁居至英国，最初的音乐记忆之一是Roxy Music 在“Top of the Pops”节目上所演奏的Virginia Plain，接着是 Marc Bloan的T-REX，还有David Bowie的Space Oddity，从此他便深陷其中。在12岁时，Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned通过John Peel的广播节目出现在他卧室的录音机上。十几岁的时候，追随着Siouxisie & the Banshees，the Cure还有全国其它乐队。十几岁时最难忘的演出无疑时Black Flag在英国的首演。在1983年是来到澳大利亚，引荐了了一些包括the Scientists from Perth在内的天才乐团，也成为了Kurt Cobain最大的影响之一……绝对是邋遢摇滚的表率。
Sean Hocking founder and owner of Hong Kong based record label Metal Postcard Records was born half a century ago in Australia. He spent his younger years running around barefoot in the West Indies soaking up steel bands & ska music. Moving to the UK in the early seventies, one of his first musical memories was seeing Roxy Music playing Virginia Plain on the ‘Top Of The Pops’ show, then Marc Bloan’s T-Rex, and David Bowie’s Space Oddity. He was hooked. At the age of 12 the Sex Pistols, Clash & The Damned came into his living room and onto his record player via the genius of John Peel’s radio show. Teenage times involved following Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and other bands around the country. Greatest teenage gig moment was without doubt seeing Black Flag play their first ever UK gig. A visit to Australia in 1983, introduced incredible bands including the Scientists from Perth, who later went on to become one of Kurt Cobain’s main influences…definitely the grungiest band ever. Pt.1.
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Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates – The English Blues
几年前，我遇到了来至旧金山的一支小乐队，演唱着只有300张黑胶碟发行量的一首令人着迷的室内乐。六个月后，我居然还每天在听。也因为这样，现在英国本土音乐人Matthew Edwards和他的民谣歌手的乐队成为了我金属明信片唱片公司的旗下歌手。由Eric Feldman ( Capt Beefheart & His Magic Band / The Pixies)监制并与一众伟大音乐人合作，Matthew创作了一张能够与过去主打歌如：Townes Van Zandt, Kevin Ayers 和Lee Hazlewood相媲美的专辑。我全力推荐这张专辑。
A couple of years ago I came across this little band from San Francisco singing completely addictive literate chamber pop from another time! This on an LP limited to only 300 copies. Six months later I was still listening daily. So now UK native Matthew Edwards and his band of troubadours are on my label Metal Postcard records. Produced by Eric Feldman (Capt Beefheart & His Magic Band/The Pixies) along with a cast of amazing musicians, Matthew has produced a collection that ties Morrissey in with past greats like Townes Van Zandt, Kevin Ayers and Lee Hazlewood. I can’t recommend this album enough.