Thursday, 14 July 2011
Stump 'Down On The Kitchen Table (Peel Session)' (Strange Fruit, 1987)
'Down On The Kitchen Table' from Stump's debut Peel Session in 1986 comes over like a rush, a stream of consciousness in terms of both its lyrics and its music. That certainly seemed like a unique combination to me and pushed the envelope when compared to likes of 'Buffalo' and 'Charlton Heston' (with its Tim Pope-directed video) which only displayed three or four dimensions of musical imagination.
This particular track requires a little more processing in order to enter Stump's very particular, peculiar sound world.
Angular experimental indie funk hurtles along while adroit lyrics about cats, tap rooms, Young Conservatives and patio evenings spin out of the maelstrom. Time signatures shift and lurch and the closing section spins and burps to a crazy close.
Pretty much unique twenty-five years ago, certainly not matched in the years since.
Download Stump 'Down On The Kitchen Table' (mp3) (Mediafire)
Download the whole Peel Session over at Archive: Live + Rare (mp3) (Mediafire)