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 did.....an 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|
|A4||The Red Spot|
|A5||Going Down To Soho|
|A7||The Four Corners Of The World|
|B1||Itching In My Pants|
|B2||Natives Are Restless|
|B5||Outside The Veg. Shop|