WHILE YOU STILL CAN

by Vinny Peculiar

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1.
Vote for Me
2.
3.
Diane Abott Takes a Selfie
4.
Culture Vulture
5.
Ministry of Fate
6.
Art & Poverty
7.
Question Time
8.
Scarecrows
9.
Man Out of Time
10.
Let Them Take Drugs

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VINNY PECULIAR
WHILE YOU STILL CAN
RELEASE DATE : Oct 28th 2019
Cat No SADLP14
12” Vinyl [includes download code], Digi Pack CD & Download

‘WHILE YOU STILL CAN’, the new Vinny Peculiar album [his thirteenth] is a noisy hard rock affair with big drums, wild guitar solos and trippy Floyd like excursions, it’s an intense unsentimental record by VP standards. Notable influences include Gang of Four, Talking Heads and early 70s hard/glam rock, lyrical themes include political vanity, news black outs, cultural betrayals and a song about class A drugs as a form of political oppression…

Atmospheric piano led album opener ‘Vote for Me’ is an emotive plea for support for what we’re never quite sure. ‘Pop Music for Ugly People’ [updated from the show business quote of old] is a frenzied exploration of political opportunism and personal greed. ‘Dianne Abbot Takes A Selfie’ explores the vanity of public life, self-promotion and the lure of social media. Culture Vulture is a Led Zeppelin influenced hard rock affair with a Screw You chorus of disapproval. ‘Question Time’s jangle guitars and semi spoken vocal tells the story of a missing female politician from the perspective of a suspect under interrogation. ‘Man Out of Time’ is in more familiar VP territory, recalling the glam rock days of Vinny’s youth with striking couplets ‘Richard Stilgoe, Donny & Marie, Bri-nylon sheets and a chain mail bikini, its anthemic pastiche starts in 1972 and ends in 1976…

WHILE YOU STILL CAN is an expansive hard rock record from a writer pushing the boundaries of influence, breaking away from expectation and always moving forward. Ex Parlour Flames rhythm section Che Beresford [drums] and Ollie Collins [bass] provide the glue that binds the vision, alongside producers Dave Draper [Return of the Native] & David Marsden [Silver Meadows].

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releases October 28, 2019

Vinny Peculiar

‘While You Still Can’

Side 1
1 Vote for Me
2 Pop Music for Ugly People
3 Diane Abbot Takes a Selfie
4 Culture Vulture
5 Ministry of Fate
Side 2
6 Art & Poverty
7 Question Time
8 Scarecrows
9 Man Out of Time
10 Let Them Take Drugs

All Songs written by Alan Wilkes [aka Vinny Peculiar] c 2019

1,2,3,4,5,6,10, produced by Dave Draper & VP at Unit 31, Pershore UK. 7,8,9, produced by David Marsden & VP at Beach House Audio, Southport UK

Photography & Design by Paul Cliff

Che Beresford - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Ollie Collins - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals,
Dave Draper - Bass Guitar 4, Synths 5, Additional Guitar 2,
Rob Steadman – Synths,
Leah Walch – Backing Vocals,
Alan Wilkes – Main & Backing Vocals, Guitars, Pianos, Keys

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Vinny Peculiar Worcester, UK

Vinny Peculiar variously described as – ‘An under sung national treasure’ [UNCUT Magazine 2014] – a warm hearted Morrissey [Q Magazine 2014] and the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough [Irish Times 2014]. THE ROOT MULL AFFECT is a compilation -
‘The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric’ IRISH TIMES
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Track Name: Pop Music for Ugly People
Pop Music For Ugly People

He’s one of a kind if he did but know it
Here comes a big reveal don’t blow it
Been round in circles like stalking a prey
Opportunity knocks he will seize the day
And you cant remember anything about him in particular
Did he pay attention in class was he a regular
Was he?

This is the church this is the steeple
Open the door it’s just pop music for ugly people
See them come running

Meanwhile in the bus station at midnight
They’re rounding up the homeless
And they’re taking them some place out of sight
Results come in and he twitches, and he smiles
He came from nowhere just a couple of miles down the road
The screaming Lord is well beaten into third
Its no more or less than we deserve

CHORUS

He blame’s the scroungers and the née do wells
Playing out of time and a dream that didn’t sell
The wretched blame game and the art of spin
One hundred thousand signatures won’t stop him

CHORUS

All the polls were wrong the data is gone
And you were right all along about that
There’s no such thing as a predictable win
The doting wife duly kisses him

CHORUS

Ugly people

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