And these were my top, top finds:
- The Lolita Soundtrack
- A Combination of Cribbins
- The L.S. Bumble Bee by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
- Bouquet of Love by The Percy Faith String
- Oh, Happy Day by Tab Hunter
- 7" Singles by Kishi Bashi
- The Lord Chamberlain Regrets…!
- The Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion
And best / most baffling of all is a three-track album narrated by Kenneth Horne (as in Round the Horne). It’s a public information album – about the telephone, commissioned presumably by the British Post Office – but I’m so used to hearing Horne be the straight man in comedy I keep expecting Julian and Sandy to chime in. Anyway, wonderful.
My favourite track is the exceptionally product demo-y ‘Everyday Life Montage’.
Ring up the doctor. Telephone for the ambulance. There’s a message for you to ring your office. Give me the police please, quickly! Have you telephoned mother? Did you ring granny? Emergency? Give me the fire service please. Has Daphne phoned? Good morning. Your alarm call.
Life-cyc, y’all. Life-cyc.