Tuesday, 7 October 2014
The Sconeheads - Larry Grayson Is A Gestapo Agent
Today's update features a long forgotten record that could only have been recorded in England either in the late 70's or the early 80's when this type of punky celebrity name checking briefly flared then faded away. The Skids gave a shout out to the likes of Albert Tatlock, Margaret Thatcher was much beloved of the Not Sensibles whilst John Kettley was the nation's favourite weatherman. Larry Grayson, for those young enough to not remember (or who live on foreign shores), was one of the first openly gay English comic entertainers who had imaginary friends with names such as Slack Alice and Everard and who's famous catchphrase was "Shut That Door." At he height of his fame he was the host of the BBC'S popular Generation Game and he was, according to The Sconeheads, a Gestapo Agent.
The Sconeheads were from Cumbria and like many bands of the time, they got together, had a brief moment in the sun where they played a few gigs and recorded a few songs before disappearing as fast as they'd appeared. Their only actual release at the time was 1981's Go Buckskin ep, despite being recorded around the same time, the Larry Grayson song didn't see the light of day until 1999 due to the threat of possible legal action. If you like this sort of quintessential English punk fun, you'll love this and if you want a bit more background check out the article in Gadgie Fanzine ( https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=120138064720338&story_fbid=641445805922892 ).
This is Sconeheads - Larry Grayson Is A Gestapo Agent.......