Pitched somewhere between Beefheart and Max Wall, the voice of ex-Deviant, hack, journo and muso Mick Farren comes at ya from the very sodden, sotted depths of drunkenness.
One shouldn't readily assume songs as being autobiographical, but in this case....
Vampires Stole My Lunch Money crystallizes Farren.
It is his thisness.
Punk perhaps inspired - Farren returning to the studio in 77 - and it seems others were willing to be associated and help out.
and Chrissie Hynde
appeared as backing singers.
Wilko Johnson lent his idiosyncrasies to a couple of numbers.
Ex-Hawkwind thumper Alan Powell thumped; ex-Fairie Andy Coloquhoun added speed.
And old buddy Larry Wallis assisted and produced.
All in all: it's a classic.
If you haven't heard it before, you're in for a treat.
I envy you.
Mick Farren - Vampires Stole My Lunch Money (1978)
Trouble Coming Every Day (Zappa)
Half Price Drinks (Farren, Wallis)
I Don't Want to Go This Way (Farren, Wallis)
I Want a Drink (Farren, Wallis)
Son of a Millionaire (Farren, Wallis)
Zombie Line (Farren, Wallis)
Bela Lugosi (Farren, Coloquhoun)
People Call You Crazy (Farren, Coloquhoun)
Fast Eddie (Farren, Coloquhoun)
Let Me In, Damn You (Farren, Wallis)
(I Know From) Self Destruction (Farren)
Drunk in the Morning (Farren, Wallis)
Decent vinyl rip @320kbs
Drink up here