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'Humble Pie EP'   

-  Label: 'Blang'
-  Genre: 'Folk' -  Release Date: '24th February 2017'-  Catalogue No: 'Blang 62'

Our Rating:
This is London Anti-folk stalwarts Sergeant Buzfuz's follow up to last year's Balloons For Thin Linda album and features a couple of new recruits to the platoon including Julian Cope's brother Joss on bass.

It opens with Humble Pie, with some great violin work. aving said that, but of the four songs on the EP it's the one that is the most background to me. Yes, he wants to eat Humble Pie and, well, we all have to every once in a while.

People in Power has a good driving feel to it, while they go on about the problems of people in power and how we need to be rid of them. The song is rich in cool musical touches with loads going on. There are some nice plucked strings and a cool piano part. This stands out as the song unfolds and I'm hearing more stuff with each listen which is cool.

The Whole Hospital's Talking About It is a great staff gossip song and the best song on the EP. It's just like one liners of overheard gossip that the punchline to the questions did you hear is always The Whole Hospital's Talking About It, cool and sardonic with a stripped back band punctuating the one liners nicely.

The Ventriloquist's Funeral is slow and a little mournful with some neo-typewriter sounds and harp. As the tale of the Ventriloquist's funeral unfolds, it recalls a lost John Cooper Clarke poem circa Zip Style Method. You'll need to listen to it a few times as the story needs to be absorbed and, besides, it's a very cool poem.

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  author: simonovitch

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