Sunday, 30 November 2014
Oliver: Dodgy - Easy Way (9 November 1991)
Dodgy - or fucking Dodgy! as they would come to be referred to by the mid 90s - released their debut single in late 1991 through their own label, Bostin'. When Peel played it, he read out a postcard which drummer Matt Priest had sent him asking him to play the record and "make us famous, you mad bastard!"
Easy Way is not a million miles away from the sound with which the Midlands trio had their greatest period of success with by the mid 90s. It's a well played pop song with a few surprises along the way. Almost an upbeat stoner anthem in some respects.
I have my own theories as to why Dodgy inspired the fucking Dodgy! label (at least in my head) and will expand on those when I review more of their content in the future. The recording in this video is not from the record but from a recording they made for The Evening Session on October 26 1991.
Video courtesy of #Dodgy.