Tunelighting Ep13 – 10 Things We Love About ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’


For those who haven’t listened yet, the Tunelighting podcast from MusiciansHQ documents our attempt to right and record an entire album from scratch in just one year. If you want to catch up on the other episodes follow this link, or search ‘Tunelighting’ on your favorite podcast app.

As part of this journey we occasionally do a deep dive into a great album and pick out 10 things which we think make it so memorable. With the hope it might inspire our album.

The album we picked this time is A Grand Don’t Come for Free by The Streets, described as a British Rap Opera, it is a truly unique piece of art.

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In summary the 10 things we love were:

1) It’s the ultimate concept album…

2) …but the songs work on their own merit

3) Wonderfully British

4) Humour

5) Brilliantly mundane

6) Vulnerability/honesty

7) Brilliant conveyance of internal monologue

8) Inventive storytelling formats

9) Versatile soundtrack

10) Blurring of genres

Rob Wreglesworth

Rob has come to terms with the fact he will probably never be a famous rock star....but that hasn't stopped him from writing and recording music in his home studio. Rob has over 15 years experience of recording music at home.

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