Doll by Doll

Can you think of a 59 year-old who attended Kirkaldy High School in Fife. Not all of them are famous; some sank into despair and drug dependency and alienated their colleagues. Had Gordon Brown made something of himself like fellow pupil, Jackie Leven, and been a member of Doll by Doll, and the world might have been a better place.

Try this track. It's called Butcher Boy, from Doll by Doll. Give it time, its a slow starter, a bit like Freebird. DBD is an incredible melange of soul, California soft rock and that kind of gritty observation you get with Elbow. All kinds of references came to mind, and they are unique, but check out also Giant Sand, Wishbone Ash and Captain Beyond in this respect.

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