A New England — Kirsty MacColl

Photo by Linette Bumford on Unsplash

While I know “A New England is a Billy Bragg song really, for most of us Kirsty MacColl’s cover is the better-known version.

Her cover version was a 1985 Top 10 single in the UK and, in many ways, launched both her career and his.

Billy Bragg was relatively well known in the folk and punk scene by the early 1980s, with his own brand of radical politics going down well in the early…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
No Words, No Song

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.