Stackridge's finest hour is now on CD! Bring out the rhubarb! Bash your dustbin lids together! Hide your children away - SLARK is back.
The scariest, meanest, horriblest monster you could ever hope to meet is back. The innocent flute flutters along edges of the riff to start the song. De dum de dum de dum de dum. De dum de dum de dum. [Well, if you know it, that makes sense. Otherwise, well get the album...] It was also the first thing I learnt to play on the flute. SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
And then - SLARK - it should probably say "Theme and Variation", or actually "Variations" - wonderfully musical - the theme appears on all sorts of real (and I suspect, imaginary) instruments, and they hurtle off into the distance only to be sucked into a black hole - and then, the phantom whistler strolls off with the theme...
Oh, and the rest of the album is whimsical, lunatic, gentle, Bonzo like stuff which (as my wife said on hearing "Slark") - there's a blast from the past.
And thank you to whoever added the single version of "Slark" - quite different - or "Theme and Yet More Variations".