We are pleased to be able to announce The Men They Couldn’t Hang as one of Saturdays BIG FOUR.
2014 will be The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s 30th anniversary!
That’s a long time since ‘Green Fields of France’, their epic debut recording, went to number 1 in the Independent Music Chart. It’s also 30 years since the Miner’s strike; encapsulated so poignantly in the band’s elegy ‘Shirt of Blue’ – a song the band still play today, its meaning always subtly shifting with the times…
With the exception of a long list of drummers, the line-up has remained the same since 1986 – Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers, Stefan Cush, Paul Simmonds and Ricky McGuire. With the addition of Tom Spencer on banjo/guitar and Nick Sputnik on drums and washboard, the current TMTCH is complete.