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Peter Wyngarde: When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head

Track List

>Come In
>You Wonder How These Things Began
>Ronde de l'Amour, La
>Jenny Kissed Me
>Way I Cry over You, The
>Unknown Citizen
>It's When I Touch You
>Hippie and the Skinhead
>Try to Remember to Forget (Riviera Cowboy)
>Jenny Kissed Me and It Was...
>Widdecombe Fair
>Neville Thumbcatch
>Once Again (Flight Number 10)
>Pay No Attention

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Digitally remastered edition of the French actor's 1970 album. 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 '60s English Rock as he takes on the Attack's 'Neville Thumbcatch', written by Vic Smith. RPM. 2009.

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Christopher Valentine.


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