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The Crack Magazine


Gary Miller

Mad Martins (Whippet Records)

I love a lavish curio and this is one such item. It’s a 3-CD set based on the notorious 18th century Martin brothers: John Martin (you may have seen his epic romantic paintings of Biblical scenes in the Laing), William Martin (the self-styled “Philosophical Conqueror of all Nations”) and Jonathan Martin (who famously set fire to York Minster). This 50-tracker includes music and words from Gary Miller along with Keith Armstrong, Iain Petrie and Friends, as well as a deluxe book containing lyrics to all songs, poems and spoken word pieces with extra text and related imagery. A beautifully realised package.