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Ideas and Oh Dears


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  • Audio CD (7 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tired & Lonesome
  • ASIN: B00095MLJO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,365 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Special 1:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Green And Pleasant Land 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bristol Carpet Factory0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. There'S A Shoe 1:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Breakdancin Bodypoppin 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shiny Shiny New 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. It'S A Bit Windy Love 1:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Your Love 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Psycho'S Theme0:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Carrier Bag 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 1 Trick Pony0:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sick Of The Future 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. If I Had A Hammer0:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Nelson Street Space Invaders 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Traffic Warden And The Bouncer0:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Whole Of The World 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Hip Hip Hooray 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Granny'S Message27:19Album Only

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Kid Carpet is Bristolian ‘electwrongica’ prodigy Ed Patrick, a one-man band hauling a shopping trolley full of toy guitars, Casio keyboards, and sticky-tape covered samplers – and now, an album - Ideas And Oh Dears.

A thoroughly entertaining mish-mash of jumble-sale electronica, goofy rapping and resourceful sampling, this is a record that not so much skirts novelty as jumps on it and rams its tongue down its throat. That it holds together at all is entirely down to Patrick’s charismatic delivery and idiot-savant intelligence - how else could he get away with singing "I am a one trick pony" to the sound of Chesney Hawkes’ "I Am The One And Only"?

So, we get a song called "Green And Pleasant Land", a warmly patriotic number about "vodka, Red Bull and a pint of Tetley’s" pieced together out of Casio snare hits and farmyard noises. We get "Special" – essentially, the Magic Roundabout theme tune with extra swearing. And we get a song called "Carrier Bag", which is all about how useful – yes! – carrier bags are. Is Kid Carpet genius or fool? A listen to Ideas And Oh Dears should confirm that the answer lies somewhere maddeningly in-between. --Louis Pattison

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Becky Armstrong on 27 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
Many many moons ago, my SO used to play in a band with this chap. They've since lost contact,but it was with trepidation that we bought this album, hoping against all odds that it wouldn't be rubbish.
Thankfully, it's not! It is incredibly dumb but wonderful, full of catchy songs about Job Centres and those single shoes you see lying on the roadside(who puts them there?). Also worth it for the comedy moment where he remixes a radio jingle that I guess he did in leaner times.
If you are looking for a summer soundtrack album you can't really go wrong with this one. I defy you to listen to 'Green and Pleasant Land' and not be singing it for the rest of the day. Oh, and it's not 'The Magic Roundabout'theme that is sampled, it is 'Chockabloc' :D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph De Cordova on 28 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this just over a week ago now, partly on the strength of the rather charming cover art and the fact I'd heard a good mention regarding this guy before.
Well, like the other reviewer I was having a fairly mediocre day but listening to this cheered me up too and made me smile like almost no other musician has done. Amongst other things that more established artists wouldn't dare dream of doing he remixes an advert for a Bristol carpet factory with hilarious consequences, observes badgers at the roadside that aren't moving, "rocks out with his Fisher Price guitar" and builds a song around a demo from a toy keyboard. And samples Furbies. Brilliant. Heck, the quote from the other reviewer - "it deals with real life issues suchs as carrier bags and fat people" - makes me chuckle even further, albeit with sadness...
I lost that CD within a day of buying it. I got to listen to it once and really enjoyed the 36 minutes it lasted, but after looking for it a couple of days later in the car it was gone (insert crying here). But don't make that mistake - buy this CD, keep hold of it and play it when you're down - I could do with it now, and some more well-known musicians could do with listening to it as well and taking inspiration by making their listeners smile too. Maybe I'll just have to order another copy now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil Spears on 21 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is the only album I have ever played three times in a row the first time I heard it! It's not just some bloke having a laugh, the tunes are great, the lyrics are surreal and gritty at the same time, and the whole thing is very very clever!

Highly recommended to anyone with a pulse, a sense of humour, and an ear for a good tune.
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I was having a bad day and then I got kid carpets new album through the post. I'm still having a bad day but at least I have a sizable smile on my face. His commentary on the little things in life that most of us sadly don't have time to spot is knowing and witty.
This album unlike a lot of music today is not overproduced and although contains influences from other songs and genres it is safe to say it remains the most unique and original piece of work I have listened to in a long while. He comes across, as a boy you'd like to take home to meet not only your mum but you'd let him meet your gran too.
This album is pure genius. Definitely a worthwhile purchase for anybody who needs a little cheering up and if you get to see him live, do it. He rocks out with his Fisher Price guitar in a way that no one else would manage!
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