Buying the LPs sampled on “Nice Enough to Eat” – the final furlong.
More on the “Collectors’ Edition” CD.
One of the most interesting features of the insert is where Tim B, Tim G and Ivan each say a bit about the songs he contributed to the LP.
This is from Tim B’s bit:
“Roy Rogers featured a claw hammer pick on an open D tuning and the words just vectored in from that fabulous place – somewhere in the ether apparently – where words are stored. I have always had a thing for romanticised Western images and these came from a Zane Grey moment with a touch of Rupert Bear origami.
“Originally called £68 In The Red for autobiographical reasons, A Tale of Two Orphanages got its new title from our two communal houses. I had two kittens living in the Sandymount Orphanage, one named Miss Mouse and the other Mr Puppup, and it grew from there….One of the places I’d lived in was owned by a priest, who’d turn up to collect the rent and be shocked at the carryings-on. Strangely founder member Brian Trench was, so I thought, on the barricades in Paris (he was actually in Bordeaux) and the Americans had just taken off for the moon…so the lyrics slotted together and Ivan had a nice guitar lick that fit right in.”