The Clerkenwell Kid

The Retronaut posted some black and white photos of Clerkenwell, London. When Colin O’Brien was a child, in the 1950s, he had a window looking over an intersection that had a recurring traffic light problem.

The pictures reminded me (ok, not so much the picture as much as the idea of Clerkenwell from the past) of The Clerkenwell Kid, and this fantastic video somebody made for the song.

The band made an album as a soundtrack to a novel, the frontman, Stephen Coates blogs about London (under the name The Clerkenwell Kid!), and the music lends itself to great animation, like so and so.

Colin O’Brien‘s also has a great website, with more photos of Clerkenwell among many others.


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