Fourth retrospective CD in the(now deleted) Bill Direen series , mostly covering the years 1985-88. You'll find here a selection of Direen's myriad influences, from French cabaret and free-form jazz to pure raunch and straight pop.Includes "alligator" ,Direen's best known song and a genuine student radio hit back in 1985.There's all sorts here and Direen, a topnotch guitarist plays a variety of instruments: bagpipes, piano, piano accordion.A different nucleus of musicians appears alongside Direen at every turn of his career. This collection is dominated by the longtime rhythm section of Greg Bainbridge (bass) and Johnny McDermott (drums). Eclectic is the word most used to describe Direen's talent.
1.Alligator song 2.Clifford flat 3.Payline 4.What shall we eat(at home) 5.What shall we eat(at studio) 6.Next time 7.Holydays 8.Today's the day 9.One by one 10.Dublin 11.Cup 12.Grogblossom 13.Chipped Asian bowl 14.Shortwave (studio) 15.Shortwave (live) 16.Barina 17.Gin trap