Here is video to one of our new songs, BURN AWAY.
Its a song about Steel, Iron and the industrial language of the blast furnaces. The iron & steelmaking process is not the most obvious source of inspiration for a songwriter but being from Teesside it is somehow in our blood. The industrial language of steelmaking is in danger of being forgotten but it is full of colour and energy and easily sparks the imagination.
Original footage is taken from one of the documentaries that inspired the song, The British Steel Industry (Iron & Steelworks) – 1945 Educational Documentary. This footage has been made available courtesy the British Council Film Collection
‘The backbone of Britain’s industrial power lies in her great Steel Industry. In the blast furnaces, forges, rolling mills, and machine shops labour vast numbers of highly skilled craftsmen who, for generations, have devoted their lives to serving a great tradition known the world over – the tradition of British Steel.’
(Films of Britain – British Council Film Department Catalogue – 1946)
Burn Away by MEGSON. Taken from the 2016 album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN on EDJ RECORDS. 27/05/2016.