of my favourite under ground bands came together to create this split
release. Quite whether they class it as a split single or a split EP I'm
not sure. Whatever they call it, the sense of community spirit spurred
them on to do this together.
What was the cause I hear you ask, was it a charity record I hear you
say, the cause was indeed not a charity case, it was indeed the plight
of one man who had a dream and his fight against the bureaucratic red
tape that very nearly broke him.
The man in question was one Ian Tunstall from the independent record
label Changes One. This man has rapidly become a hero to many with his
sense of fair play and his determination to succeed no matter what.
Both bands saw the troubles and strife that Ian had to put up with
during his fight against the men in suits at his local council who took
offence when he installed shutters on his record store to protect it
from the unsavoury elements that prowled around the streets of South
Shields at night. Many would have crumbled and fallen but not Ian.
His passion for his true love, that being the music in his life, won the
hearts of the nation.
'Don't Shutter Down Boy' was the song that would help rally the support
of those fans of Changes One and give Ian and his staff the will to
carry on with what they knew was right and just. Both bands
provided 2 tracks for this release and a jolly fine show of support it
is from them too.
The title track has got to be one of the most catchy songs that the B
Movie Heroes have ever released and continues to be one of my all time
favourites. If you're looking for something short and sweet that
supports the underdog then check it out. Long may this song be performed
live well after the troubles have disappeared.
At the time of release Johnny Zhivago were signed to Infernal Records
and appeared with their labels consent.