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Posted By jonnyP

Monday May 27th, A plug for my dear sister Christine Preston’s birthday, Happy continuation. X J This was in mind three days ago back in Filth and Fury Studios with Mr Les Chappell and the Band. A lot of songs to do following on from last years “2much Ag” or rough and ready take down of Norfolks Chicken torture industry. But first off today some unfinished business. Tins and Guns was recorded at about the same time as Our Very Last Dance, with Mark Fawcett’s last guitar statements with the band, but we never quite finished the job. It need a few more bars of piano from Carol and some guitar adventures from Brian picking up from where marks instrumental left off. An affectionate baton change between two fine players, and friends. 


Tins n’ Guns is a vision of prepping paranoia and selfish narratives born out of fear of our own inevitable demise. This fear of death turning to a death cult that seems to have morphed into an extinction cult. We all harbour somewhere a survival fantasy. What’s yours? X John

Brian and Les, on the mixBrian and Les, on the mix
Brian and Les, on the mix
Note for Tins and Guns
Note for Tins and Guns

Posted By jonnyP

The John Preston tribute Band formed in 2006 in an attempt to bring about a financial crash. After that resounding success in 2008 they started recording music and text is concerned with the multiple crises of ecological collapse, zombie politics, economic incompetence and the tragic consequences, that our otherwise intelligent species brings upon ourselves and our fellow lifeforms. Drawing on Zen jokes, wise old dissidents, punk riffs and outrageous piano and guitar escapades to bring some relief to otherwise hopeless subject matter.  


Their latest offering new single 2muchAg. A post industrial mockney rant, targeting, self named Chicken King, Ranjit Boporan and his 2Sisters factory farming monolith, of which 2Agriculture is a dusty, smelly subsidiary. 2Sisters has recently had it's rotting giblets dragged through the media and the parliamentary select committee for food and rural affairs following a hygiene scandal. "This sell by date seems to be wrong, this dirt cheap meats been around too long." Things became embarrassing after members of said, parliamentary select committee received Xmas hampers from 2Sisters. But for the Chicken empire trouble comes in 3's and probably more's. An old cranky feed mill in the village of Stoke Ferry, West Norfolk, has been found to be a dust bomb waiting to flatten the village and nothing was done despite being put on notice, by inspectors and enforcers. "Your emission submissions barely meet the minimum requirements by law of the government commission." "There's 2muchAg in the air." 


The John Preston Tribute Band declaim and cough as Stoke Ferry residents, tire of the routine disregard for the lives and health of the community. The song goes on to nail the shame of the dirty factory farming business that brutalises all involved for the sake of  a few bucks. "We don't see the sheds where the sun don't shine". The Stoke Ferry feed Mill may have provided "jobs”, but at what cost as we ingest it's filthy legacy. With the knowledge it could all blow up, (literally,) in our faces if we don't act. "Just enough is not good enough." 2muchAg available from our bandcamp site. X john