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  • 1. Malcom Opera, The
    2. Whimsy Zoom Zoom
    3. It's That Sound
    4. I Fell in Love With a Female Plumber From Harlesden NW10
    5. Anarchy Chaos Stanley Ogden
    6. Blown Away Like a Fart in a Thunderstorm
    7. Poison Babies vs. Batman
    8. Two Little Boys
    9. Rolf
    10. I've Got Lots of Famous People Living Under the Floorboards of My ...
    11. Porky Scratchings
    12. Simon Templer
    13. Desert Island Joe
    14. What's That Funny Noise?
    15. Wiffy Smells
    16. Two Pints
    17. Michael Booth's Talking Bum
    18. Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please
    19. We're Pathetique
    20. Isubaleene, Pt. 2
    21. Saying Goodbye to His Horse
    22. Sox
    23. Butterfly Song, The
    24. Bicycle Seat
    25. Cowpunk Medlum
    26. Brown Paper
    27. Have You Got a Light Boy?
    28. Morning Milky
    29. Yarmouth Five O
    30. Brown Paper
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 180

  • Credits

    Personnel: Max Splodge (vocals).
    A straightforward reissue of the mighty Splodge's debut album, bolstered by sufficient bonus tracks (14) to transform it into a virtual anthology of the band's entire early-'80s catalog, from the U.K. hits "Two Pints of Lager," "Two Little Boys," and "Cowpunk Medlum," through to their contributions to the legendary Strength Thru Oi! compilation album. It's a wild and riotous ride, utterly absurd but absolutely captivating -- "Michael Booth's Talking Bum" remains one of the most memorable farting songs ever unveiled, rivaled only by the wiffy-ridden sentiments of "Blown Away Like a Fart in a Thunderstorm," while such slabs of whimsy as "I Fell in Love With a Female Plumber From Harlesden NW10" and "I've Got Lots of Famous People Living Under the Floor Boards of Humble Abode" are as intriguing as their ridiculously overlong titles. "Anarchy Chaos Stanley Ogden" immortalizes one of British television's best-loved soap operatics; "Rolf" pays tribute to the Australian wobble-board virtuoso who wrote the preceding "Two Little Boys"...the madness truly does go on forever. Collectors will thrill to discover not only the B-sides to the band's first four singles, but also such treasures as the "Yarmouth 5-0" flexi-disc, and the hitherto 12"-only "Sox" and "The Butterfly Song," while music historians find their attention drawn to "We're Pathetique," Splodge's rallying call for a musical genre which precious few people even remember today. But the Punk Pathetique movement spawned not only Splodge, but also such joys as the Toy Dolls and Peter & the Test Tube Babies, and is still has an impact today. Max Splodge -- architect of the universe? Why not. ~ Dave Thompson

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