• john lennon mccullagh North South Divide (CD, £1.50)

    label: 359 Music

    “An amazing talent for such a young kid!” Alan McGee.  John Lennon McCullagh – his real name – is a fifteen-year-old from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  He recorded North South Divide, with Alan McGee producing, in just one day in Pulp’s old studio in Sheffield.  Clearly indebted to early Dylan, John’s influences also include Donovan, Paul Weller, Marc Bolan, Johnny Cash and Jake Bugg. “Who is this kid doing Dylan better than Dylan?” Courtney Love. “John is a real talent, I'd happily take him on tour with me in the future. The real deal." Richard Hawley. Track listing: 1. 55 BLUES 2. NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE 3. LONG LONG WAY 4. THE BALLAD OF A BLUE POET 5. IT NEVER RAINS 6. RIVERS OF BLOOD 7. THE BALLAD OF MR HENDERSON 8. COLOUR OF THE SUN 9. SLIPPING AWAY 10. SHORT SHARP SHOCK 11. WHITE ROSE 12. THE STRAND

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