The CD is a mix of old and new. “The Blacksmith”, “The Galway Shawl”, and “New York Girls” are traditional folk tunes. “Heartbreaker” is a lovely acoustic song penned by band member Vinny Spencer. These sit alongside some more modern material. “Rose of York” is a haunting anti war song. “The Worried Well” defends science against medical charlatans. “Union Maid” is a pro trade union song by Woody Guthrie with an updated new verse by Liverpool socialist songwriter Alun Parry. There are two very modern and hard hitting songs. “Justice Nowhere to be Seen” arose from Vinny’s anger at the original decision that there should be no prosecution arising from Ian Tomlinson’s death. And then there is “I want Rosa to Stay”, which is – well have a listen on the home page of this site. Also by Alun Parry, this may sound like a plea for a lover not to leave, but it deals with a very modern social issue. The CD is rounded off with “Rolling Home”, a song with a message and a great chorus which has never failed to get audiences joining in and going home happy and maybe a little bit inspired.
Our Morals are the house band at the monthly folk/acoustic event Radical Liverpool. If you want to see some video of the band performing, have a look at the Our Morals You Tube channel. This includes the band closing the Liverpool November 30th public sector trade union strike rally with “Union Maid”.
If you think Our Morals could add something to your Trade Union or political event, or you’d like a band at your wedding or birthday party that reflects your outlook on life, email them via the Radical Liverpool website.
To listen to parts of tracks go to: http://www.myspace.com/ourmorals/music
You can arrange to buy a physical CD for £5 plus £1 postage by emailing
Or you can buy direct at a Radical Liverpool night (or any Our Morals gig) for just the £5.