Buying the LPs sampled on “Nice Enough to Eat” – the final furlong.
One last dip into Adrian Whittaker’s liner notes for the “Halcyon Days” CD; I do hope to say more about this CD in due course, but this is the closing word from it on the specific topic of Kip.
This is from an early part of the narrative:
“The name? Ivan: “Admittedly the name is a mouthful. Obviously Marvel Comic’s Dr Strange was a major inspiration. Adverbs were rife at the time (Dylan song titles for example). Even the Beach Boys had an album out called Smiley Smile. A friend of Annie Christmas (see Dramatis Personae) named Jim Duncan was constantly heard to say, “Now that’s strangely strange, but oddly normal,” but attributed the phrase to someone else whom I never met, knowingly.”
So, for the time being, the very last gem from the Dramatis Personae:
friend from the Dublin scene, who, with Tim Booth, presided over the second “Orphanage” in Sandymount, Dublin, one of two communal houses where the band lived for a while in the mid-Sixties and home at one point to guitarist Gary Moore. It was a kind of overflow for the first Orphanage, which was in Lower Mount Street. The Orphanages were home to a number of luminaries from the Dublin music scene, and Phil Lynott was a frequent visitor to both. Annie died of leukaemia in 2005 and Dr SS reformed to play at her wake. It was an acoustic gig in a cabbage patch. (HMS Avenger)”