July 11th, 2020

cyberinsekt

The Danglers - Derek

I've held back on sharing Derek for many years because (a) it could fairly be described as terrible and (b) this rip of it sounds as if it was recorded off the radio. Still, I remained obsessed with this stupid song for years. It's from the deliberately naff school of '80s indie music, halfway between messthetics and naff; songs made as an art laugh, not because they demanded to be heard. It's tat, but it's idiosyncratic tat. I know absolutely nothing about The Danglers other than the fact that this comes from their sole release, a 10" mini album called Books and Parcels (1983).

The Danglers - Derek
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