Mark Porkchop Holder - Let It Slide Alive album review

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Black Diamond Heavies founder Mark Porkchop Holder fits right in on Alive’s ragged-arsed roster with this solo debut.

Disappearing is brilliantly untutored, while My Black Name is fuzzy, itchy and paranoid (‘I got no pride and I got no shame, one more black mark on my black name’). To finish, Porkchop plays us out with a mule-kicking Baby Please Don’t Go.

Henry Yates

Henry Yates has been a freelance journalist since 2002 and written about music for titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a music pundit on Times Radio and BBC TV, and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.