During lockdown The Mighty Avon Jnr undertook a covers project/EP : Murdre Ballades.
We would record and release 5 tracks each with accompanying video. All thematically linked in one way or another.
First to land was Sweet Home Under White Clouds by Virgin Prunes. Then we dropped a version of For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield. Following this Down Where the Drunkards Roll by Richard Thompson. Fourth was A Domestic by Dinah Brand from Dublin. The plan was to have a nice round five completed by My Heart is a Fist by My Side with lyrics by ourselves over a piano loop by Bo Harwood from the soundtrack to Opening Night by John Cassavettes. Not technically a cover but sure look.
Five it was meant to be but then we had an idea at 3am and decided we needed to do one more… X will be the final part of this hexology.
We originated the tracks at home and then worked with Michael Heffernan in Lennox St for all 6 and invited some friends along to bless us with thier guest spots. Mastered as usual with Harvey Birrell.
All the songs are available as free download and the videos have been cut together as a piece to put into relief what it was we were trying to put across in the first place.