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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

24 May 2015

I Am The Crusher!!!

 High weirdness here, hostages.

This album was the idea of graphic designer Colin 'Barney Bubbles' Fulcher (you might know him from the classic early Hawkwind sleeves, his work with Elvis Costello, Stiff Records, & F-Beat Records or the original iconic red NME logo).

Barney recorded all of the original cover versions for Side 1 onto a cheap cassette recorder. He then took them to members of Nik Turner’s Inner City Unit. He let the musicians hear each song once & then they proceeded to record the songs from memory as a single take for each song. Side 2 is a side-long original track "Insolence Across the Nation", the story of one Mr. Hitler with readings from his book Mein Kampf set to the music of Wagner.

The Imp Pomps are: Barney Bubbles – inspirational guru; Trev Thoms guitar & vocals; Nik Turner – saxopohone & vocals; & Ermano Ghisio ‘Dino Ferrari’ Erba – drums with various other sounds & souls.

The Imperial Pompadours – Ersatz, Pompadour POPMOD1, 1982.
decryption code in comments

Side 1 –
The Crusher
See You Soon Baboon
Fu Manchu
Brand New Cadillac
Light Show
Little Black Egg
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Gemini Spacecraft
(I Want to Come Back from) The World of LSD
There’s a Fungus Among Us
King Bee
Black Leather Trousers & Motorcycle Boots

Side 2 –
Insolence Across the Nation



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  2. Barney Bubbles created some truly wonderful cover art for a number of artists, but this is entirely new to me. Thanks.

  3. There is a madness in his methods!

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    1. The decryption code is the 43 character (alway 43 for MEGA) set of letters, numbers, & symbols that are in the first comment above. Just copy & then paste when prompted by MEGA.