Another contender for best song title is “The Puerto Rican Fence Climber” by The Monochrome Set. The Monochrome Set are one of the great undiscovered British pop groups of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Possibly the best singles band never to have had a hit. Just checkout “The Jet Set Junta” and “The Mating Game”. Just brilliant.
A totally different band, but I love The Durutti Column as well. I’m also a huge Peter Hammill fan. If you like blues, check out Robert Ward. His guitar is like nothing you’ve heard before (or since).
I’m a bit obscure on classical music as well, with Finzi and Rubbra being two faves.I probably shouldn’t have given away my album collection as that had some really odd stuff like a white marbled LP from Wayne County and the Electric Chairs and a 12″ single by The Dictators.
I tried to find Budgie on Napster but only came up with Mr Budgie, so that’s a fail for Napster. Never mind perhaps Alan has it stashed away somewhere.