NEWS: Train Driver In Eyeliner – Nick Sanderson Revisited

NEWS: Train Driver In Eyeliner – Nick Sanderson Revisited

“Looking out the window of a train is the only time I feel really relaxed.” 

Nick Sanderson

Nick Sanderson was a train driver. He wore eyeliner. On April 22nd 2021 he should have been 60 years old.

A lighting conductor of creative disturbance, as frontman of the legendary Earl Brutus, Nick knew all about the strange and inescapable ambiguities of the British condition.

Train Driver in Eyeliner is a Memorial Device that remembers him in all his genius and life-force, a collection of 19 Earl Brutus Greats, specially recorded by friends, family and fanatics including Saint Etienne, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s Jim Reid, Luke Haines’ Surrey Wrecking Crew, plus Nick’s wife and son Romi and Syd, Earl Brutus bandmates and spiritual glam rock peers Giuda.

It’s all available as a limited-edition cassette, a medium that is both retrospective and incredibly futuristic – like the life and times of Nick himself.

Cassettes can be pre-ordered (see link) for delivery on Nick’s 60th Birthday, 22nd April 2021.

All profits for this release will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

The full track listing is as follows:

Dark5 (ft.Syd Sanderson) – Bonjour Monsieur

Jim Reid – Motarola                                                                  

Saint EtienneMidland Red 

Giuda – Life’s Too Long                                                                                      

Gurgles – Second Class War                                                                               

Sim Sanderson – Universal Plan 

Quatermass III – Navy Head / England Sandwich 2021                                                   

Soft Rock Forever – East                                               

Alien (ft.The Daryl Easlea Orchestra) – God, Let Me Be Kind                                    

The Million – Come Taste My Mind (ft.Fiona Allen)                                                                                   

DJ Murdadawg – Life’s Too Long (Destructo Mixx)

The Surrey Wrecking Crew (ft.Luke Haines) – On Me Not In Me 

Alan Vega – On Me Not In Me                                                                           

Zach Rowden – Nice Times Are Here Again                                                                                  

Laudanum – Black Speedway                                                                           

Old Grime White Label – Come Taste My Mind                                                

Leo From Vermont – Curtsy                                    

Sara Ohm – Black Speedway                                                                             

Steve Strongbow The Boy from Japan – Don’t Leave Me Behind Mate                

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