Monday, 20 April 2015

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Dougie Tangent (The Putz/Devious Ones)

  I wouldn't have thought that many, if any of the bands or band members that feature in this blog are making music in order to achieve fame or make a fortune (otherwise they'd probably not bother with punk and would instead be swinging naked on a wrecking ball in some overly glossy, autotuned music video). Instead they're doing it for the love of music. With that love comes a great knowledge of the subject and thus when I pounce on some poor unsuspecting sap, the thought of having to narrow down all those great songs to a mere 10 can be very daunting. Thanks to all those that have agreed to do so, the latest of whom is Dougie Tangent who plays drums with The Putz and with Devious Ones.

  Dougie took a couple of weeks agonizing over his picks but eventually he finished what he admitted was a painstaking process with this list. Cheers mate.

 1) THE CLASH - Safe European Home
(see below)

 2) THE BEACH BOYS - You're So Good To Me

 3) FLAMIN' GROOVIES - Shake Some Action

 4) RAMONES - Judy Is A Punk

 5) THE MODERN LOVERS - Government Centre

 6) IGGY POP & THE STOOGES - Gimme Danger

 7) THE BOYS - First Time

 8) NICK LOWE - Marie Provost

 9) R.E.M. - Sitting Still

10) FORGOTTEN REBELS - Tell me That You Love Me

well, i just got back an' i wish i never leave now
who dat martian arrival at the airport?
how many local dollars for a local anaesthetic?
the johnny on the corner was a very sympathetic

i went to the place where every white face is an
invitation to robbery
an' sitting here in my safe european home
i don't wanna go back there again

wasn't i lucky n' wouldn't it be loverly?
send us all cards, an' have a laying in on a sunday
i was there for two weeks, so how come i never tell
that natty dread drinks at the sheraton hotel?

now they got the sun, an' they got the palm trees
they got the weed, an' they got the taxis
whoa, the harder they come, n' the home of ol' bluebeat
yes i'd stay an' be a tourist but i can't take the gunplay


  1. Dougie, I used to see you around in the mid-to-late nineties at local punk shows.... I apologize, I do realize how very random this is!! I am not trying to stir up trouble. Mostly, I would see you at a venue called "the Wired Frog." You had a green, (I seem remember it was greenish) work style jacket, with a big Screeching Weasel patch on the back. You seemed like you would try to come and stand near me to look at all the things on the bag that I carried... the patches, buttons, collage... mostly old school punk.. I was never very friendly. (I'd say I was QUITE UN-friendly, especially.)But I always wanted to talk to you, and for you to talk to me. I saw you in the street, at the DIY fair in Ferndale this past year, watching Mustard Plug. I felt like I had a ghost on my back!! Regret is a funny thing. I wish we had met. You seem like a fucking awesome guy. Anyway! Cheers! Keep up the good work with your music. Maybe I'll see you around again.

    1. Wow, what a blast from the past! Although I do have a vague recollection of what you're referring to, I don't really have a visual memory or face to go with it. You should hit up on FB or Instagram, "Dougie Tangent" on both. Would you believe, I still have that jacket!? Haha! It has alot of miles on it but has been hanging in the closet for several years now. You've inspired me to bust it out and maybe post some pics of it. Thanks for the kind words. Get in touch. Take care. -Dougie