Luke Haines & Peter Buck – Beat Poetry For Survivalists


Everyone does (or should) know who Luke Haines and Peter Buck are, so I won’t waste words on that.

What is important is their splendid new album. What really makes it special is their chemistry and terrific song-writing: it really is organic alchemy.

And speaking of alchemy, how can you not love an album whose subject matter includes Jack Parsons (rocket scientist extraordinaire, and an occultist and follower of Aleister Crowley) and The Enfield Hauntings.

This is the way all music should be made, but sadly isn’t.

Extraordinary and essential in equal measure.

(Cherry Red Records)

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (

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