Grand Old English Oak Tree

In my incarnation as student journalist (short lived and highly unsuccessful, but there you go) I was lucky enough to interview Dodgy. At the time they’d just been publicising themselves by playing at Speaker’s Corner, as well as doing a national tour of people’s houses… In the process of the interview one of their comments was that their target wasn’t Indie success, but success like Simply Red (Stars was the largest selling album of that year)… They didn’t quite get there, but the combination of jangly guitars and 3 way harmonies changed the pop of the 90s for a few years. Lots of their stuff is still available, but the first album (and arguably the best) is long gone – Grand Old English Oak Tree is a classic example….