I, Ludicrous - new album out now

I, Ludicrous - new album out now

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29 Jul 2015, 21:23 #1

I'd probably be in contravention of forum rules if I were to plug the album, so instead I shall give it a review: It's great.
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A Worried Man
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01 Aug 2015, 22:38 #2

I think so long as it hasn't got a picture of Rudolf Nureyev's cock on the cover you can plug it all you want.

Anyway, your review has got me intrigued. Is it available at all major record outlets? What is the name of the new album? Is there a direct link to a website from which you could buy this album which comes so highly recommended?
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04 Aug 2015, 12:06 #3

Title for this great album- Dull is the New Interesting.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dull-Is-New-Int ... B01090JOUC

More info re ordering- http://www.iludicrous.co.uk/

They're playing in Brighton on Saturday October 17th at The Green Door Store with Piranhas, Helen McCookerybook & Simon&thePope (Simon Charterton from The Higsons).

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Dktr Skagra
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15 Sep 2015, 16:28 #4

Album of the year!

After Sub-Lingual Tablet, that is.

https://drskagra.wordpress.com/2015/09/ ... teresting/

I, Ludicrous form a sort of Holy Trinity with The Fall and Half Man Half Biscuit, and it warms the cockles that all three bands are still going strong. I've been following the Luds since I first heard Preposterous Tales on John Peel in 1987. I was hooked instantly, and it is still the best song ever written about someone called Ken. This is the first I, Ludicrous album since 2003's Museum Of Installation; prolific, they are not. Brilliant, they certainly are.

Often wrongly dismissed as a comedy band, I, Ludicrous - though funny - are far more than that. Their songs chart the lives of normal people, with a particular focus on football, and the targets of their satire are the rich, the famous and the pretentious. Past classics include Three English Football Grounds, Stuck In A Lift With Noel Edmonds, Moynihan Brings Out The Hooligan In Me, Argument In The Launderette, and I've Never Been Hit by Mark E. Smith. Singer Will Hung (not his real name!) is, or was, a civil servant (in DWP I think), and Clerking Till I Die, included here, will ring bells with anyone trapped in a boring dead-end job. 'The knowledge that my salary on the 28th is guaranteed and I have no dirty habits to feed means I'm clerking till I die' drones Hung over a backdrop of clanking drum machine, rumbling bass and spiky guitar.

The rest of the album explores themes of work, celebrity, academia and politics. Opening track We're Signed is a bouncy number in which Hung throws in his job because his band has just signed with a record label, a scenario which has the ring of truth about it. Second track and single Cheer Up is a fantastic pop song which would be No. 1 in a parallel universe. 'Come on everyone let's twist and shout - and there's a new Stooges album coming out!' George Jenkins is a mellow, touching, barbed ballad about the sad plight of an ex-miner. Hacky's Wine Bar, a live favourite for decades, is a hilarious rant about a seedy drinking venue where 'the blue neon sign may not look appealing and when it rains it drips through the ceiling.' And if you want to know what happened when Amanda Knox met Oscar Pistorius, the tale is told in Opportunity Knox via a series of 'deplorious' rhymes.

The album's centrepiece is the spoken-word 6-minute Old Professors Vs Young Professors, in which I, Ludicrous reveal the not very surprising truth behind the science industry. Later in the album the Global Business Man is accused of creating the recession via a very Fall-like track, and the whole thing ends with a suprisingly angry (and extremely rough) live cover version of Third World War's Ascension Day. Overall, a brilliant, mordantly funny album. Sleaford Mods? PAH!
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José Raúl
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29 Jun 2016, 20:58 #5

Spes agit M entem,
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Osmooms
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06 Jul 2016, 10:09 #6

Could someone hook me up with a pirated copy for download?? :devil: :devil: :P
Just because I have a short attention span doesn't mean I...what kind of rock is that?
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22 Oct 2016, 06:39 #7

I Ludicrous back in Brighton again at The Green Door Store, Sunday December 18th

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Dktr Skagra
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03 May 2017, 15:08 #8

Talk on Facebook of a NEW I, Ludicrous album - only 2 years after the last one!

Martin Brett posted yesterday:
The new I, Ludicrous album is finished - Thank you Nigel Read for the excellent production & engineering on what we all agree is quite possibly our finest work - Now for the artwork & some amusement...... "Ridiculous"
When I asked what prompted this unusual rush of creativity (the gap between Museum of Installation and Dull Is The New Interesting was 12 years!) he replied:
We are having an old age revival spurt
Exciting stuff, eh? :)

Will post more info when I get it.

Dktr S
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27 Jul 2017, 09:12 #9

Tonight- I Ludicrous' brand new LP, Songs from The Sides of Lorries will be previewed at The Prince Albert in Brighton. Also appearing- more Peel faves, The Shapes.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390358

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27 Jul 2017, 09:18 #10

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Joseph Holt
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31 Jul 2017, 00:47 #11

Great stuff!
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01 Aug 2017, 15:30 #12

Yes it's great and sounds like Bremen Nacht.
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02 Aug 2017, 15:00 #13

New LP out this month but not sure exactly when. Songs sounded brill live in Brighton.
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03 Aug 2017, 19:07 #14

They remind me of late 80's Sheffield group Blammo...
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10 Aug 2017, 22:04 #15

artemis foul @ Aug 4 2017, 07:07 AM wrote:They remind me of late 80's Sheffield group Blammo...
...with whom we once did a gig long ago at The Junction, Cambridge.
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Dktr Skagra
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11 Aug 2017, 10:56 #16

Any info on the album yet? Seeing as it's out in 2 days... Song titles? Cover? Can't find anything on the internet.

Dktr S
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13 Aug 2017, 13:37 #17

Dktr Skagra @ Aug 11 2017, 10:56 PM wrote:Any info on the album yet? Seeing as it's out in 2 days... Song titles? Cover? Can't find anything on the internet.

Dktr S
I'm afraid the release date has been put back by a month to mid-September.

New album is called Songs From The Sides Of Lorries (because that is where some of the lyrics for It's All Free came from).

Tracks:

BECAUSE THEY ARE LUDICROUS
A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING
I WANNA GIVE YOU A SCARE
TODAY’S MAN
IT’S ALL FREE
ROGER DISMAL
CARSNBARS
IT’LL ALL BE OVER SOON
PAUL
OBITUARY

Formats are download only from all the usual digital outlets. This format is being released by Cherry Red.

Then, as with the last album, there will be a fairly limited edition CD release following.

No plans for vinyl as yet.
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Dktr Skagra
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13 Aug 2017, 19:10 #18

Thanks for the update.

Those titles are very promising!

Very much looking forward to this. Another month to wait just adds to the joy of anticipation.

Will probably wait for the CD as I don't do the download thing.

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30 Sep 2017, 12:53 #19

Album now available to pre-order on Amazon. Release date October 27th.

I wouldn't normally suggest this route, but it is about the only place the album is available, and they aren't, for once, charging the earth. Mainly because we aren't charging them very much.
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Dktr Skagra
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21 Nov 2017, 18:20 #20

My review of the new album for We Are Cult:

http://wearecult.rocks/i-ludicrous-song ... s-reviewed

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Joseph Holt
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27 Nov 2017, 01:57 #21

Loving the new album. ‘Paul’ is up there with ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
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