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When sex leers its inquisitive (CD)
Peter Wyngarde's masterful portrayal of the TV sleuth/crime-writing sex monster JASON KING was created for ITC's Department S show in 1968, resplendent in a collar-and-tie of raw pink silk, and a suit that made heads turn round! When it came to the obligatory spin-off album however, nothing you'd heard before could possibly have prepared you for Wyngarde's 1970 vinyl love-letter. A collection of contemporary standards it most certainly was not. The album included songs which exploded into rampant rages of male sexuality, couched in an aesthetic abandon that set off alarm bells even in those permissive times. The record's outrageousness often overwhelms what would still be one of the more bizarre episodes in popular music. The listener is unlikely to forget 'Hippie And The Skinhead', where Wyngarde reads out a letter written to "The Times" by two Home Counties skinhead girls, or the tale of "Billy the Queer, Pilly Sexy Hippie...", sung over an incongruous, Nashville backing. And there's even something for discerning lovers of late Sixties English rock as he takes on the Attack's 'Neville Thumbcatch', written by Vic Smith.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1969
Release Date: 2009-09-07
Label: RPM
Country: Euro
Item No: RPM187
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Track List
01 Come in
02 You wonder how these things began
03 Rape
04 La ronde de l'amour
05 Jenny kissed me
06 The way i cry over you
07 Unknown citizen
08 It's when i touch you
09 Hippie and the skinhead
10 Try to remember to forget (riviera cowboy)
11 Jenny kissed me and it was...
12 Widdecombe fair
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