Oh, this is just filthy. It's filthy, dirty and entirely silly. It's the Marquis de Sade covered in shit and piss and vaseline sliding about on a pink rubber sheet whilst wearing a party hat. I Ate A Girl Right Up, from the 1991 album Hippopotamomus, is one of Momus's most controversial songs, dealing as it does with the messy pleasures of cannibalism. With the song's simple vocabulary, Nick Currie is like a naughty little boy. He knows he's done something wrong, but it was just so totally brilliant that he might have to do it again. It's hilarious and uncomfortable listening. The words are offset by a blank, detuned bassline and a ridiculous and rasping synth trombone, which just make the black humour even blacker. I Ate A Girl Right Up may well offend, but even its critics must surely admire the style with which it does so.
Momus - I Ate A Girl Right Up