More on Momus

Screenshot from Fifteen People website about Momus

After I mentioned Momus a few times here, I was contacted by John Robinson, who told me he’d created a site reviewing all Momus’s albums. So far he’s covered more than ten early albums, singles and EPs. If you’re interested in this extraordinary singer-songwriter-novelist-artist, this would be a great place to start. Fifteen People by … Read more

Momus, covers and the Dave Clark Car Crash

Dave Clark drumming

Bit of a random mix today. Momus Momus has just released a new album, Pantaloon. As usual the wordplay is astonishing. I also love the fact that there’s a home-made video for each song. He doesn’t go for big productions, just an imaginative and effective use of home-shot and stock footage. Minimal budget but it … Read more

Momus – Forbidden Software Timemachine

I just got this double CD, a compilation of seven albums Momus put out  between 1987 and 1993. Some extraordinary songwriting, the most literary lyrics in contemporary music (Bluestocking is almost entirely a list of the books his lover has read!) but not in a look-at-me-I’m-clever way, more like listening to one of your more intelligent and sardonic friends musing over a rinky-tinky cheap electro beat.  The melodies are flowing, Europop, like the best of the Pet Shop Boys or early Scott Walker without the orchestras. I have many of these already on scratched vinyl or dull cassettes but hearing them again has me shocked at the guy’s talent. (If you’ve heard me sing Ricky, it’s based on Momus’s adaptation of Jacque Brel’s Jackie.)

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