Ten-Midnight got an insight from Martin Cowan, songwriter, and guitarist from The Outcasts, into what songs inspired and shaped his musical life.
I still love this song, it was so way out when I heard it as a kid in 1967, it really pushed the boundaries of music and sounds brilliant today.
Really unusual production for that time, 1972. Loud drums and great lyrics, blew me away and still does.
He looked and sounded great, loved that guitar riff and the lyrics, inspired me in my own teenage rebellion.
Love his guitar playing, a great riff, just a great guitar-based pop song.
Another song that inspired me, I am the worlds forgotten boy, the one who searches and destroys, love those lyrics, yeah I destroyed relationships and other things as well!
Great lyrics and tune, love songs that are way out, that make their own rules.
Song: Johnny Cash – Hurt.
A cover of The Nine Inch Nails Song, this song captures Johnny Cash’s life and could have been written for him. The video is fantastic too; “my kingdom of dirt”, yes my kingdom of dirt too!
They invented Heavy Metal, but this in my opinion was the first punk song, timeless.
Song: Slade – Coz I Love You.
What a great tune and a great singer, loved Slade!
Him and a guitar, what lyrics, his pain is raw, I can relate to what he is saying, another song that inspires me!