on occasion the singer sounds like he’s about to throw up
Off the band saunter, Miss H leaping from the stage like a March hare. A baying of devoted male voices ensures there is a three song encore ending with XTC’s righteous This Is Pop.
They’ve asked me back to judge for the semi-finals. An all expenses trip to Scarborough. Sinead Quinn, who came second in pop idol a couple of years ago, is another one of the judges and Lil Chris is performing. What a plethora of talent.
As Patrick Johns did say to me "When you started humping the floor during Country Girls it made me get a little bit of a funny feeling in my winkle" I said "that wasn’t my intention Patrick, although you did look gorgeous in your hat"
As to the recording’s sound, well its not a million miles away from Kluster’s Zwei Oesterrei or Cluster 2, or Tony Conrad and Faust’s collaboration.
The Book of Campodia itself is made up of a collection of lyrics & the map of the Isle of Campodia, in which characters taken from the songs live. It’s quite Brechtian in a way….
Where are the squats now? Where are the dole kids? These days you need a five year plan and a top floor penthouse in an Urban Splash Urban Identikit box room.
with Woke on a Whaleheart we have something else – Bill having fun and sounding like he might just be in love.
Vajdaszentivany, whilst being a bugger to spell, is also a sweet little tune for the cimbalom and so sounds a little like a prepared piano playing a folk song. I’m reliably informed, by the way, that a cimbalom is a stringed instrument like a zither
The playing is incredibly dense and intricate and a hundred things appear to be going on at once. I’ve listened to it a few times now and have yet to work out whether it is absolutely great or absolutely awful.