So this morning I’m making cereal (not making really, facilitating in an orderly manner is more apt) when this song comes into my head and remains there:
So I sing this to them as I pour milk on their Smorz:
Priests and cannibals, prehistoric animals
Everybody happy as the dead come home
Big Black Nemesis, parthenogenesis
No one move a muscle as the dead come home
And Harrison says: “comes...”
Me: “no, I think it’s come…”
H: “It’s supposed to be comes.”
Me: “Wait…he says ‘the dead come home’ like, you wouldn’t say ‘all those dead people comes home’, would you?”
H: “Oh…I thought it was ‘dad‘, like ‘no one move a muscle as the dad comes home’“…
So Shriekback was the band Barry Andrews formed after XTC and a brief stint with Robert Fripp in “The League of Gentlemen“. I bought this album when it came out. It can be seen as both a precursor to the Belew-era King Crimson and Eno and Byrne’s “My Life In The Bush of Ghosts“. I enjoyed it very much.
Here’s “Mea Culpa” from MLITBOG, one of the most influential albums ever released. Lead vocals: inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979.
The bass player for TLOG was Sara Lee. You know her. She’s the one in the bathtub @1:55:
Here’s some solo Andy. Theme song for an entertaining TV show based in Niagara Falls.