Ball of Wax 48 Songs: Winston Seedlark – “Quand J’avais Dix Huit Ans”

Whenever possible, steal ideas from this man

Whenever possible, steal ideas from this man

“Quand J’avais Dix Huit Ans” translates to “When I Was Eighteen Years Old” in English, and that sounds about right. The rough, dry, basement punk from Ireland’s Winston Seedlark (an Irishman writing in French is very Beckett – nicely done) has the energy, enthusiasm, and rough edges of one’s late teens. The main bass riff, played hurriedly in the opening before settling into a more regular tempo, is all Buzzcocks and Fugazi tribute. My French isn’t good enough to pick up the rest of the lyrics, but it’s a fun tune.

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