30. May 2016 · Write a comment · Categories: Hifi News · Tags:

It has been more than ten years since John Otway recorded an album of new songs.  Unfortunately, nothing good lasts for ever and Otway has decided that the time is right to inflict a new masterpiece upon the general public.  Otway1

Unsure whether to record the album in the leafy surrounds of Harlow or the Caribbean island paradise of Monserrat, Aylebury’s favourite pop star with more Top Of The Pops appearances than you can count on one finger elected to let his fans decide by giving them the opportunity to fund the album via a Kickstarter campaign.

Otway’s song Beware Of The Flowers (Cos I’m Sure They’re Going To Get You, Yeah) was once voted one of the greatest songs of all time in a BBC poll.  Otway has missed the opportunity to have the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time – he could have asked people to pay for him not to record an album; that would have surely done it, but with only 2 days to go the campaign has raised more than £36,000.

There are still some great incentives to be had including having Richard Holgarth, Otway’s guitarist, teach you an Otway song of your choice so that you can then perform it at an Otway gig. Or, Otway will come to your house and teach you to play the theramin so that you can accompany him on Crazy Horses at his next gig.  Other, slightly less exciting but probably safer, options are also available.

You only have a few hours left to be part of rock history so check out Otway’s Kickstarter page now. 

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