The Mighty Wah! signed to Beggars Banquet and had a Top 20 hit with 'Come Back' - also chosen by John Peel as his single of the year. Taken from the album 'A Word To The Wise Guy' released in 1984. Subscribe to The Arkive ➤ http://bit.ly/2ELeyze Beggars Banquet Archive ➤ http://bit.ly/2VBHdvZ 21 of the Arkive's favourite videos ➤ http://bit.ly/2TcPYAf The Cult - Best of the Beggars Videos ➤ http://bit.ly/2Hj3IDc
Cracking tune from the early 80's... :-)
Another People's Choice track from the excellent 'Songs Of Strength & Heartbreak' album from 2000. There's no explaination for the video.It just is. Its the music that matters ;)
PROMO VIDEO for the 1998 PROMO ONLY released single from Columbia Records. Appears on the 2000 album ' Songs of Strength & Heartbreak'
THE MIGHTY WAH! - HEART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL written by Pete Wylie When all the lights go out forever Somewhere near the end of time The noise will pass and the dust will settle And you'll be on my mind Now you won't find it hard to understand Though it's so hard to explain The who and what and how and why and wherefore You kept me sane You kept me sane 'Cos you were there for me Oh, and you set me free To be what I want to be With dignity Heart as big as my hometown Lay me down by water cool Heart as big as the city Heart as big as Liverpool Well I'll come running from the other side When I hear you call my name And if somebody wants to point the finger I'll take the blame I'll take the blame (I'll do the same) 'Cos you were there for me Oh, and you set me free To be what I want to be With dignity Heart as big as my hometown Lay me down by water cool Heart as big as the city Heart as big as Liverpool And I am not alone And I am not alone And I am not alone And I am not alone And I am not alone (You are not alone) And I am not alone (You are not alone) And I am not alone (You are not alone) And I am not alone (You are not alone) You are not alone Heart as big as my hometown Lay me down by water cool Heart as big as the city Heart as big as Liverpool Heart as big as my hometown Lay me down by the water cool Heart as big as the city Liverpool (And you are not alone) And I am not alone
Good quality video recorded live in the studio from Top Of The Pops 1983. Pete Wylie (born Peter James Wylie, Liverpool, England, 22 March 1958) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the band variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, Shambeko! Say Wah!, JF Wah!, The Mighty Wah! and Wah! the Mongrel. He was credited by Melody Maker with coining "rockism", a post-punk term used to describe anything considered too 'old guard'. He is a huge fan of the late John Peel, who had championed Wylie in his heyday. He began his career in 1977, with lead vocalist Ian McCulloch and bassist Julian Cope, with whom he formed the band Crucial Three, who lasted from May to June the same year. In September, he and Cope formed a short-lived band alongside Pete Burns, The Mystery Girls. In December 1977, he joined The Spitfire Boys, who dissolved the same month. Wylie and two of the band, Pete Griffiths and Peter Clarke, formed the same month, the Nova Mob, alongside Julian Cope. The band lasted until May 1978, and Wylie waited until September to form another band, The Opium Eaters, along with Peter Clarke named as Budgie, Paul Rutherford and Ian Broudie. In December, he formed another band, Crash Course, which dissolved in January 1979. On 11 November 1991, Wylie suffered a near fatal fall when a railing gave way in Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool. He fractured both his spine and his sternum. A long period of rehabilitation ensued. Wylie began to write songs again and sent demos to David Balfe, formerly of The Teardrop Explodes, founder of Food Records and by that time General Manager and Head of A&R of the Sony's Columbia label. Legend has it that Balfe was so impressed he immediately gave Wylie £750,000 to record the songs which Wylie duly did (in London and Memphis), delivering Songs of Strength and Heartbreak to a delighted Balfe in 1998. The truth appears somewhat more sober, however, as the album — despite being finished up to the point where artwork was finalised and discs even sent out for review — was rejected by Sony, who chose not to release it. Subsequently, Wylie found himself in artistic limbo as Sony owned the rights to the music he had recorded as Songs of Strength and Heartbreak. The artist found himself unable to acquire the master tapes and without a recording contract. Eventually, however, he was handed the master tapes and Castle Records released the album. Wylie's "Heart As Big As Liverpool" (1998) is popular within the city and especially with Liverpool Football Club supporters. It is used in the official Hillsborough tribute video, on a 2001 CD of Merseyside artists (compiled in collaboration with Liverpool Football Club) "Mersey Boys and Liverpool Girls" and features on Songs of Strength & Heartbreak, a 2000 album credited to The Mighty Wah! The song is also regularly played at Liverpool Football Club's home ground, Anfield — a source of great pride to Wylie, a Liverpool fan. The year 2000 also heralded a compilation album entitled The Handy Wah! Whole. Wylie then joined Dead Men Walking, featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm, Kirk Brandon of Spear of Destiny and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols. They toured extensively, performing old songs as well as new, including Wylie's "Your Mother Must Be Very Proud." Following an invitation from Alejandro Escovedo, Wylie performed at the 2006 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Wylie's latest project is a twin album release with the working titles Pete Sounds and SLiME, both puns on mid-60s Beach Boys projects. Although he sold demos of some of the new songs at gigs in 2004, he remains without a recording contract. In 2007, he announced a series of gigs at the Zanzibar club, Seel Street, Liverpool, each of which took place on the last Saturday of each month and featured guest musicians such as Ian Prowse (of the legendary Scouse band Pele), Ian McNabb and Brian 'Nasher' Nash (of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) playing Wylie songs as well as many covers of classic songs by other artists. In January 2008 Wylie performed at the opening ceremony of Liverpool's European City of Culture tenure. Over the last couple of years Wylie has written the soundtracks for two films; Alex Cox's I'm A Juvenile Delinquent - Jail Me! (made by Hurricane Films for the BBC's Learning Zone) and Under the Mud (also produced by Hurricane Films). Please visit my other Channel. Keep Rockin!. http://www.youtube.com/user/squizzy104?feature=mhum#p/u/3/se0F7dEZ-zs
Pictures taken between 2012/13 put to the great song by The Mighty Wah!
The Mighty Wah! Alone from the album "Songs of Strength and Heartbreak" Pete Wylie - Part Time Rockstar - Full Time Legend!
Brand NEW 1st OFFERING from the legend [ PETE WYLIE ] from his forthcoming new album set for release in 2010 ;] Mixed by YORKIE http://www.petewylie.com http://www.myspace.com/petewylie http://soundcloud.com/radio-wah http://www.last.fm/music/Pete+Wylie
Recorded LIVE & as it happened @ the Zanzibar, Liverpool Friday 28th March 2014 www.petewylie.co.uk / www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mighty-Wah/100707059972156 / www.twitter.com/petewylie
The mighty wah! From the soundtrack from 'Under the mud.
The Mighty Wah! (Pete Wylie)- The Lost Generation from "A Word To The Wise Guy" Lp
Found this wicked track at the back of my room in a bunch of unplayed records. Can't believe it barely exists online! Post-Punk New Wave stuff from Pete Wylie's more obscure albums
Join the legendary Pete W as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of 80's Liverpool. Checking out the docks,strolling down Mathew Street and ending the night at my old local,the BANK HOUSE in good old Toxteth. Enjoy!!!!!
VHS promo of Pete Wylie - "Heart As Big As Liverpool" Converted to dvd then uploaded here ;-)
Some songs are more than just pop songs, and seeing them performed live, even 30-odd years later, is quite a wonderful thing. Live at The Lexington, London, 5 November 2016
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing The Story Of The Blues Part 1 live at The Lexington, London on 5h November 2016.
Great song by the wonderful Pete Wylie- the full length version.
I don't know how I missed this back in the day! Great stuff, and you can find them on Spotify.
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing Sinful live at The Lexington, London on 5th November 2016.
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing new song from Pete Sounds "I still believe" live at The Lexington, London on 5h November 2016.
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing The Story Of The Blues Part 2 live at The Lexington, London on November 5th 2016.
Recorded LIVE @ Guilfest 2001 w/ The Dead Men Walking
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing "Come back" live at The Lexington, London on 5h November 2016.
Moiwa that is :) 37 cm of powder overnight was the perfect way to finish 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR
A very lazy slideshow put together just to get this epic track uploaded. From the 1991 album "Infamy! or how I didn't get where I am today"
Hillsborough Tribute 100 Days That Shook The Kop The Mighty WAH! Heart As Big As Liverpool NEVER FORGOTTEN
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing "Remember" live at The Lexington, London on 5h November 2016.
Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! performing "sinful" and the cover of Bowie - heroes, live at The Lexington, London on 5h November 2016.
Extract from Television Blues episode 2, Pete Wylie talks about his new, upcoming LP, "Pete Sounds". For more information on Pete's new LP, please go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/petewylie For more information on Television Blues, and to see the full episode, please go to www.televisionblues.com
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