September 11th, 2019


Alice Donut - My Boyfriend's Back

My Boyfriend's Back was recorded in 1963 by the girl group The Angels, and it's so teen drama it hurts. The singer's being harrassed by a bloke giving her some unwanted attention, so she's telling him about how much trouble he'll be in when her boyfriend gets his hands on him. Nothing graphic, and with sexual politics so backwards that they should have drowned in the flood.

For their first single Alice Donut updated it. It's a joyfully tasteless proto-grunge take on the whole sha-na-na scene, messy and noisy and with rather more threats of being ground into fish food. Superb vocal sneering from the 1990 album Mule.

Alice Donut - My Boyfriend's Back