Sheffield’s finest rabble-rousers are back and better than ever
We’ve always had a soft spot for Reverend and the Makers. Heck, in all honesty, we happen to think that they’re chronically underrated. Not only did they put out some of the finest indie-disco anthems of the Noughties, but they’ve spend the last decade or so crafting some of the most poetic guitar-rock tunes we’ve heard in a long time. In our eyes, they’re a rare breed; a band whereby the quality of their new material not only reaches the heights of their earlier ‘hits’, but surpasses it. That just doesn’t happen often enough, does it?
Let’s take a peek at his iTunes library
Of course, you don’t get to be a great songwriter unless you spend a heck of a lot of time listening to the works of other great songwriters. With that in mind, we asked the band’s Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure to put together a playlist of his favourite songs, exclusively for your listening pleasure.
You can find Jon‘s full playlist at the bottom of this page – but, for now, here are a few words from the man himself about why he chose a few of the songs on his playlist:
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
‘The sound of heroin in an eighties bedsit. It almost makes it sound like a feasible idea, it’s that good.
Massive Attack – Five Man Army
‘Just some of the most intelligent music that Britain’s ever produced.
Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas of Love
‘Just fuck off being so talented, eh Damon? Brilliant tune.
Gang of Four – Natural’s Not In It
‘That guitar’s so shit sounding and angry. Just how it should be. Not into noodling Smoke On The Water in guitar shops, me…
Reverend and the Makers – Boomerang
‘Cos anybody who hears our last two albums loves ’em. It’s just getting them to listen that’s the problem!
Ronnettes – Baby I Love You
‘I’ll make records all my life. None will sound as perfect as this.
Like what you’re hearing? Check out Jon’s full playlist: