To bring us to an end of the cream of the Brighton Scene around the turn of the eighties, here's a couple of E.P.'s by the proto-inde combo, The Chefs, featuring Helen McCookerybook; now there's a post-feminist ironic nom de plume if ever there was such a thing?
Yeah it's all fairly entertaining and intelligent stuff. The stuff made by students, for students,ex-students who can't let it go,and people who wished they were students. Now ,for bitter ex-grammer school types, comme moi(french eh?); who hate the rich,the poor,and anyone who got a degree because they were too dumb to make their own way in the world. This group is mildy irritating.
But, after the annoying intro to “Thrush”, any song that has the lines,” I was just a bunk up, so you could get your spunk* up”, and, “little did I know that, I would get a sore twat”, is worthy of any back slapping award in any alternate reality.
* for any Americans reading this. Spunk is NOT 'get up and go energy for real go getters/winners! It's English slang for Semen.....I assume you know that semen is the fluid that contains spermatozoa for the sexual union process, and not the 'guys' who work on ships?
America just doesn't make groups like this do they?
24 Hours EP (1981) Track Listing:
|Let's Make Up|
|Someone I Know|
Sweetie EP (1980) Track Listing:
|B1||Records And Tea|