I remember buying this purely from a good review in The Guardian and am so glad I did. I didn't know a thing about Adamson aside from he was a Bad Seed - seeing as I like Nick Cave, I thought it was a good bet.
Boy what a mindbender. There are big band blast-outs, weird little lounge jazz numbers, semi nursery rhyme/moral stories. you name it, it figures on Oedipus Schmoedipus. If you like your music to be of basically one genre, then forget this album. If however, you like to me challenged musically, then give this a go. It's not an album you'll forget in a hurry.