I’m wondering if some of the words used in today’s posting will attract folk directed here on the basis of one word typed into a search engine.
The LP cover up above is that of a 1988 LP called Tender Pervert. The act who recorded it is Momus, a Scotsman whose real name is Nick Currie.
He calls himself Momus after the Greek god of mockery. As this wiki entry indicates, he’s been around for a while recording hyper-literate, quirky songs that have been known to blend accessible dance-pop with such heavy lyrical themes as paedophilia, necrophilia and adultery. (That’s just about a fullhouse for pervy bingo….maybe one more to come(ahem))
Actually, the stuff isn’t all that bad. I have in my possesion a copy of Tender Pervert and its by no means the worst purchase I’ve ever made. I must actually get round to giving it a proper review and posting in here some day.
Anyway, the reason I bought it was down to the fact is was cheap in a sale, and I already knew and loved one track from it, thanks to it appearing on a Creation Records compilation entitled Doing It For The Kids (this was when Creation Records was very much a vanity project for Alan McGhee and friends, way before it began to make serious money). As referenced last year on this very blog.
mp3 : Momus – A Complete History of Sexual Jealousy (Parts 17-24)
I’m surprised that the boys and girls from New Order didn’t sue in respect of the tune….
If my stats highlight any unusual paths into TVV over the next few days, I may well draw them to your attention.