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“A couple of tunes by a couple of prongs”

A plug for an album by Adam and Joe, which is available on iTunes from Monday. It’s a collection of their ace ‘Song Wars’ efforts, wherein each comes up with a self-penned, self-performed ode to an emphatically ordinary subject, then plays them to listeners of their 6 Music show for evaluation.

Let’s hope the sequel-touting title doesn’t follow the precedent set by Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1. Similar sales figures wouldn’t be that bad, mind.

“Masterpieces of DIY tunesmithery” – TV Cream, yesterday.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Claire

    June 23, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Fantastic. I’ve already bought this and been listening to it on the way into work this morning.

  2. Mark X

    June 23, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I’d not been aware of this until your post, and having just bought it, it’s rather splendid. Adam was interviewed on Jonathan Ross’ Radio 2 show on Saturday to promote MeeBOX (which was also lovely), but I didn’t hear him mention this.

  3. Graham Kibble-White

    June 24, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Oh, I thought MeeBOX was rubbish, sadly. Although it’s good to see Adam’s dad is still alive.

  4. Ian Jones

    June 24, 2008 at 11:26 am

    It felt to me like there was something missing from MeeBOX. Or rather, someone.

  5. Steve Williams

    June 24, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    On their 6Music show on Saturday morning, Adam said that he was told there was officially “no room” for him on Jonathan Ross but, if he hung around the studio for a bit, they might be able to squeeze him in. So I’m glad that happened.

    That was actually the first time I’d listened to their 6Music show, and it took me a good half hour to realise that Joe was off sick and Garth Jennings was replacing him because the two sound absolutely identical. Indeed, I had to check Garth Jennings was a real person to ensure it wasn’t just Joe.

    MeeBOX was a bit patchy but I liked some of it – the re-edited Trooping The Colour and the Don’t Make Me A Target video, because I loved the faces Adam pulled in that.

  6. Claire

    June 24, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I thought Meebox was good in places and less good in others…I’d quite like to see a series though to see how it might develop.

    Also because BBC3 needs more things that aren’t Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps or from the Help! My Dog is Fat and it’s Killing My Kids genre.

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