IN SEARCH OF: ALCOHOL.....
Wondering if any readers have any information on this ultra-bizarre early 80s UK D.I.Y. 45 called, simply, ALCOHOL
. A friend bought this years ago & taped it for me; it is some of the weirdest, voice-beyond-the-netherworld "rock" music I've heard, right up there with Wavis O'Shave
's "Mauve Shoes Are Awful", the Native Hipsters
' "There Goes Concorde Again" or Gerry and the Holograms'
"Gerry and the Holograms" in the refreshingly annoying -- but somehow still listenable
-- catagory of experimental post-punk art. There is no information whatsoever on the sleeve nor the inner label -- just a crude child's drawing of stick-like figures and a bunch of doodles, and the sole mysterious word "Alcohol". The A-side has a cuckoo Englishman spinning out some stream-of-consciousness iambic pentameter, much of which centers around a discussion of "the pink-buttocked baboon", with some cool loopy electronics in the background. I've never even heard the flip. Who are these people
? Why did they do this to us? Any information would be much appreciated.
Mystery solved in record time, and I couldn't have been more wrong. This is PETER BLEGVAD
, who is NOT a Brit and is an American. The cover drawing I described was close but quite a bit off in terms of its content
. And yet, and YET
, the conundrum was quickly solved by one Bryan Zuraw
. Your Agony Shorthand loyalty points are in the mail!