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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Those Naughty Corinthians

A woeful two pages is all that Lord Google can manage if you search for "Those Naughty Corinthians". Most of the hits are from my charts, a couple from biblical scholars ecumenical ramblings and then some brief discussion on the TVP's list about the long lost (Wigan-based?) turn-of-the-90's fanzine band.

I originally posted the two mp3's I had of this genius group on Duckworth Square and then deleted them a few months back to make some headroom for this occasional mp3 blog. Then the other day I had a nice email from another frustrated Googler asking me where they had here they are again. In all their ripped to mp3 from a 15 year old cassette GLORY.

Those Naughty Corinthians - Pie

Those Naughty Corinthians - Butter Mountain

These two songs were on the Audacious cassette that featured a local Derby band we were mates with called The Moving Jelly Brothers, and a cracking Pixies cover by the perpetually-on-tour Mega City 4, but it was these two crazy pieces of Lancashire insanity that topped the class.

Both songs feature, what I imagine was, the singers catchphrase of "oooooh YISSSSS!!" at various points, along with some angular guitar parts that were straight out of the Ron Johnson school of "riffs that make no musical sense". Comedy accents have never sounded so good as they do on "Pie" as the singer likens life to a pie and asks the eternal question that has baffled mankind throughout the ages - "ooo is the E numburrrrr?"

"Butter Mountain" seems somewhat more autobiographical as the bragadoccio lyrics tell us how ace he looks in his yellow ski pants...

I've never seen or heard any other tracks by These Naughty fellas (although MusicStack lists a compilation of St. Helens bands on Idea Records with a song of theirs called "Right Off" which I'd dearly love to hear.)

Needless to say if anyone else has any of their other recordings or any kind of biography - get in touch!



  • At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Rhodri said…

    Hello Francis.

    I put out "Pies" on a flexidisc with a fanzine I did back in 1988. (It was meant to be "Butter Mountain" but the pressing plant fucked up.)

    I've got a tape of them playing a few songs live in St Helens or something in the late 80s. It's hilarious. Songs include "The Weather Is Shit", and "Give Us A Clue", which is about Give Us A Clue. Would be happy to transfer to CD.


  • At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Rhodri said…

    Ha, and I was in The Keatons, who were also on the Audacious cassette :)

  • At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Bruno Kaneoya said…

    Corinthians in Brazil is a football team.

    Weird coincidences.

    Have a nice week.


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