This is the sort of album that could be a big disappointment. But it isn't. It's a very special album for more than one reason. After all, how many numbers do you know about your willy? Having to secure it with, 'a bit of wire and a wingnut', has stuck in my mind since hearing the album in the '70s. The boozed up, 'Bout of sobriety', is a terrific romp.
Apart from Stanshall daftness, the other reason to treasure this album is that most of Traffic are playing on it. The presence of Winwood, Capaldi and Grech means that some numbers sound like refugees from a Traffic album.
If you have any interest in Stanshall, Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead will make you love him all the more.