Monday, August 20, 2007

ORCHESTRE MURPHY-FRANKINCENSE, CD, 1991, UK




The sly and subtly skewed bonhomie that this tangentially Homosexuals-related unit traffic in absolutely reeks of Slapp Happy and the effect is archly delicious; mating delicacy, whimsy, roguish wit and cabaret-like airs with elusive undertows of wobbly structural strangeness. It's the sort of thing that unless you're paying close attention can slip right past you, though the attentive listener will be rewarded with some truly sublime and shrewd work. Also...anyone out there that'd care to clarify the link between the Rob Murphy/Orchestre Murphy/Up Murphy Street/Murphy Federation/Murphy Working Stiffs axis and the Homosexuals camp, please do tell...

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Get part two Here

6 comments:

P. Somniferum said...

Lovely. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This was simply lovely. I'm surprised no one else has commented. Those Homosexuals were sure a prolific lot.

Dusan said...

Excellent ablum from this wonderful band. Thanks for putting this up.

Rob said...

Perhaps you exaggerate the connection with the Homosexuals. Ted Barrow and Jim Whelton did deign to work with us occasionally and in the whirlpool of the large communal occupied buildings at that time we saw plenty of each other. Much as I liked the Homosexuals I think we were 'coming from a different place' musically.

Henriko Kruelega said...

I remember seeing Orchestre Murphy in Belfast. Swapping shoes and learning to juggle. What a good time that was.

gesticulador said...

this is great!!!