Vinny Peculiar – Growing Up With…

Autobiographical angst from glum northern troubadour

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An album surely boasting the best song title of the year this side of Morrissey (a toss-up between “We Didn’t Paint Our Nails When We Fought The Germans” and “We Tried To Drown Our Music Teacher In 1974”), the fourth album from mordant Manc Vinny Peculiar plays like Adrian Mole: The Opera, scored by Leonard Cohen. That his tunes are Prefab Sprout-pretty make these arch reminiscences about vandalism, wanking and homicidal fantasies all the more beguiling. “He had no time for T.Rex” pleads Vinny in defence of that attempted murder. Pthrtht! Should’ve let the bugger drown.


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