Saturday, June 13, 2009


I got the DVD of both seasons of Saxondale out of the video shop last weekend. Refreshed my memory with Season 1 and then dove in to the new stuff I hadn't seen. If you're not familiar with it (yanks especially) it's Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, 24 Hour Party People, etc) starring as a former roadie for 70s metal bands turned pest control contractor with a penchant for fast cars and loud guitar-based rock, and a bit of an anger-management problem. It's got plenty of that uncomfortable humour that Coogan made himself famous for. It's also got a great soundtrack of 70s prog metal. Watching it made me yearn for some Focus, those nutty Dutch yodel-proggers.
First some classic Tommy Saxondale showing some soap-dodging animal rights protesters who's boss:

check the riffage on this number baby:

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