Wednesday, September 17, 2008

TamTam Books' Tribute to Billy MacKenzie & his amazing band Associates

Billy MacKenzie throughout my adult life has been a soundtrack to me on a daily basis. Along with Russell Mael, Morrissey, Bowie and several others, have been a consistent voice that runs through my head. The closest description I can think of Billy's great songs and voice is that he's an European Soul Singer.

The following songs are not even his most famous work, but are songs that mean a lot to me. i've been thinking of him today due to the suicide death of author David Foster Wallace - because like him, billy also went down that route. So give a listen to his fantastic voice and his fantastic spirit - the one and truly THE ONLY Billy MacKenzie:

Associates (Billy MacKenzie) "Strausburg Square"

Interview with Billy MacKenzie


Billy MacKenzie performing Blondie's "Heart of Glass"

Billy MacKenzie performing "Wild is the Wind"

Billy MacKenzie performing "The Crying Game"

"White Car In Germany"
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