LOVE, SIMON

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME (FORTUNA POP!)

LOVE, SIMON - IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME 86678
Format:
1 LP
Release:
07.08.2015
Label:
FORTUNA POP!
Kat.-Nr.:
86678
Barcode:
5060044172359
Debut solo album from Simon Love of the The Loves, is a sweary and irreverent tour de force, full of catchy hooks and offbeat lunacy.

The album features guest appearances by comedian Stewart Lee and 60s pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko, while indiepop ensemble for hire A Little Orchestra contribute lush strings and Rob Jones of The Voluntary Butler Scheme provides brass.

It opens with the expletive-heavy "**** (Is A Dirty Word)" before moving on to jubilant lead single "The New Adam and Eve".

There's a Paul McCartney cover version ("Dear Boy") a song about the voluntary removal of Simon's penis ("My Dick") and a song about people who fuck you around ("Motherfuckers"), before side one closes with the 5 minute long psychedelic wig-out "Wowie Zowie".

Side 2 opens with the string-laden "Sweetheart, You Should Probably Go To Sleep" and the mid-paced 60s pop of "Don't Get The Gurl No More" before the band pull out their best Booker T groove for "The Meaning Of Love", featuring comedian Stewart Lee reciting the definition of love straight from Wikipedia.

This is followed by what in the late 70s would be called a rocker, "You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?", resplendent with sax solo, before the song most likely to lead to litigation, the epic "Elton John", written from the perspective of Elton John's ex-wife Renate.

The album closes with the title track.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. **** (IS A DIRTY WORD)
  • 1.2. THE NEW ADAM & EVE
  • 1.3. DEAR BOY
  • 1.4. MY DICK
  • 1.5. MOTHERFUCKERS
  • 1.6. WOWIE ZOWIE
  • 1.7. SWEETHEART, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GO TO SLEEP
  • 1.8. DON'T GET THE GURL NO MORE
  • 1.9. THE MEANING OF LOVE
  • 1.10. YOU KISS YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT MOUTH?
  • 1.11. ELTON JOHN
  • 1.12. IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME