Johnny Moped - Cycledelic

Johnny Moped - Cycledelic

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Chiswick - WIK 8)

A1 V.D. Boiler
A2 Panic Button
A3 Little Queenie
A4 Maniac
A5 Darling, Let's Have Another Baby
A6 Groovy Ruby
B1 3D Time
B2 Wee Wee
B3 Make Trouble
B4 Wild Breed
B5 Hell Razor
B6 Incendiary Device

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UK CD 2007 (Chiswick - CDHP 029)

A0 Mystery Track
A1 V.D. Boiler
A2 Panic Button
A3 Little Queenie
A4 Maniac
A5 Darling, Let's Have Another Baby
A6 Groovy Ruby
B1 3D Time
B2 Wee Wee
B3 Make Trouble
B4 Wild Breed
B5 Hell Razor
B6 Incendiary Device

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Slimy Toad MD - guitars, piano
Johnny Moped - vocals, organ
Dave Berk - drums
Fred Berk - bass, piano, organ
Mutants: Xerxes, Captain Sensible

Produced by Roger Armstrong
Engineered by Neil Richmond

Reviews & Opinions

CHAINSAW, JUNE 1978: "Tension and unrest, cos that panic button has been pressed!" Well, this is the first album from those Croydon loonies and it's bloody great. It starts off with 'V.D. Boiler' or 'Mystery Track', depending on where the needle lands. 'V.D. Boiler' is a typical Johnny Moped song - the 'Mystery Track' is just weird noises (Can you find the VD Boiler?) You usually get the Mystery Track, it took me five tries to get VD Boiler. Next track is 'Panic Button; - that's really good, it's fast and furious and manic. 'Little Queenie', a Chuck Berry song is next and it's the one song on the album I could have done without. Johnny Moped sings falsetto and it just goes on too long. Also on side one are 'Maniac' - a Slimey Toad song (the Toad songs on this are usually better than the rest), the single 'Darling, Let's Have Another Baby' (it's a different version from the single - it's much better on the single, on this version Johnny sings out of tune, and 'Groovy Ruby', co-written by Captain Sensible. On side two, there are three Toad songs - 'Wee Wee', 'Make Trouble; and the B-side of their first single 'Incendiary Device'. Also, there's a really old song (I think) '3D Time' which is almost a psychedelic song - it's even got an echo. There's also 'Hell Razor' and 'Wild Breed' (Johnny wants to chop your willy off - Slimey Toad hasn't got one!). well as Jon Savage would say, this is a "bleedin' beaut". That is, it's very, very good! ****1/2

Additional Notes

Track A1 is double-grooved: get the needle to hit the disc at the right spot and instead of 'V.D. Boiler' you get 'Mystery Track'. The CD comes in a cheapo-looking replica card cover.

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