Buying the LPs sampled on Nice Enough to Eat (the last one!)
More from Adrian Whittaker’s liner notes for the “Halcyon Days” CD, and in particular the “Personae Dramatis” section.
Track 2 on Side 1, “Dr Dim and Dr Strange”, of the LP commences with some spoken words, which concern a Baker in Ferrara:
“…who thought he was composed entirely of butter. One of a number of “case studies” in Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy of people affected by the “Stars and the Humours”. Another one thought he was “all glass, like a pitcher, and will therefore let nobody come near him.” The baker was last seen sitting by the fire.”
The photo on the LP cover is credited to Orphan Annie:
“Tim G’s eventual (first) wife Annie Mohan, proprietess of the first Orphanage at 55 Lower Mount Street.”
The girl in the band is identified only as Linus:
“Caroline Greville, an early Dr SS member who added vocals and percussion to the first album and the earlier tracks on the second. She was eventually asked to leave to cut down on touring costs. “It was a pity, ” says Ivan, “but economic factors prevailed at the time.””
I should mention here, incidentally, that this CD insert also features four frames from Tim Booth’s “Strangely Strange” cartoon strip.