Saturday, 2 August 2014

Blah Blah Blah ‎– "Blah Blah Blah" ( Trans Universal Records ‎– TU1) 1981

Blah Blah Blah, the genius's that created the “In The Army”(mp3) single on Absurd records. Even the B-side was rather marvellous, the Imperious “Why Diddle?”. If only they had an album of this earth moving greatness?......well they eponymously titled collection from 1981.....but, nothing earth moving about this collection of farting about in the bedroom nonsense. Maybe bowel moving is more appropriate for this rather annoyingly unfunny mess.

'Music from Essex', it said on their absurd single,but no Essex accents can be heard here, as I suspected. Definitely Manc's.

Its a collection of stream of consciousness incompetence by bored twenty-somethings inspired by the 'anyone can do it' ethos of the age. Not the best advert for a noble philosophy, and this comes from a Danny and the Dressmakers fan.

Blah Blah Blah,are a great control experiment for the Picasso school of learning to paint like an adult before you can paint like a child. I suspect Danny and the Dressmakers could play their instruments to a reasonably high standard before they unlearnt everything they know to be 'correct',and made '200 Cancellations' Can't say I suspect the same for Blah Blah blah.(DATD were funny too......sort of an essential property?)

If you're into silly, aimless, DIY improv, then this is for you. If not, get the magnificent Blah Blah Blah single, “In The Army”. One Flop Wonders.


A1 My Mother Was A Radiator
A2 Disney On Ice
A3 Long John
A4 The Red Spot
A5 Going Down To Soho
A6 So Sore
A7 The Four Corners Of The World
A8 Interference
B1 Itching In My Pants
B2 Natives Are Restless
B3 Weasel Hunting
B4 Liquidizing Chickens
B5 Outside The Veg. Shop
B6 Socialist Democrats
B7 Wayo Wayo


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I love your blog and I'm glad it exists :) very much appreciated

Stu said...

This is great. You could annoy the fuck out of normal people with it.

Jonny Zchivago said...

And i'm glad you exist mr anonymous.Thanks.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Well it annoyed the fuck out of me Stu.But with the aid of alcohol 'twas a different story.

Anonymous said...

Hey pop pickers some pics from Leeds Futurama 9.80 -

There's BBC shot video of this as well somewhere.


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