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Ballboy

I Worked On The Ships CD

Over the last 7 years Edinburgh's BALLBOY have released 4 albums and numerous singles. The band's dry wit and imaginative story telling combined with the use of strong bold images, and depth of emotion poured into each song, have gained them a devoted fan following, not least of whom was the late John Peel, who invited the band to record sessions for the show five times. Over the years the band have had 11 tracks featured in his legendary Festive Fifty. BALLBOY recorded "I worked on the ships", in a cottage in the Scottish Borders. The idea was to move out of a standard studio environment and work on the recording of the songs in a new way. In some vague and not very important conceptual way the lyrics and sounds are related to boats - hence the album title. The album was produced by Gordon and enhanced by the addition of electronic orchestration and other bleeps and blops. "McIntyre's forte is mining that particularly Scottish brand of gallows whimsy, depositing lyrical barbs, half-spoken, half-sung, in a musical landscape" -The Scotsman
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