The Cardiacs are an archetypal vegemite/marmite band. Blur, Thom Yorke are huge fans. Peel hated them as did, it seems, most of the record buying public. I came to them very late, merely months before Tim Smith had his heart attack and stroke which ended the band. I pretty much instantly became a devoted and evangelical fan. Get a few drinks down me at parties and I become a Cardiac’s bore – “You really must give this a listen…. luckily I have it here on my phone … No wait … its great … really”
Anyway this particularly track came up on my ipod shuffle today and consequently I felt compelled to share it with you lot. If you aren’t yet on board I implore you to give this a listen. It is IMO a work of absolute genius, as is the album it came from. Its astonishing in its ambition. A deranged masterpiece in parts reminiscent of Suede, King Crimson and Radiohead. It is a true epic. In short.. its pretty damn good.
Thankyou for your attention.