Pepe Deluxé – Big Fat Woodpecker
£2.00 – £2.50
Hey there, stranger! It’s been too long! Remember us? Pepe Deluxé, those fine purveyors of furious drums and crazy tunes?
Well, we’re back with our first single from our forthcoming, new album “Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1” – it’s called Big Fat Woodpecker, of course. You probably remember it fondly from a half-forgotten dream, waking from your slumber, desperately trying to grasp onto it as it slips through your fingers, wondering where it had gone?
’Big Fat Woodpecker’ (out 28 July 2021), a rampaging, pre-Beatles rock’n’roll goof featuring raucous rhythm’n’blues belter Barrence Whitfield of The Savages (and the only man who can and has! out-screamed The Sonics). Poppy and bouncy on top, sonically multi-layered beneath it features the 1847 invention of Alexander Graham Bell which contains a real human ear cartilage, four Guinness World Records (including “loudest instrument ever constructed”), 9th-century Parisian philosophical instruments: monastery bells saved from the invading Soviet army; and Tolkien’s drum track recorded in a large number of unusual spaces including a moving elevator.
B-side, the off-the-wall-lounge-psych yarn ‘Halls of Kalevala,’ is the musical representation of the mythical Kalevala House. It was recorded by Monkees producer Chip Douglas and narrated by ‘60s synth pioneer Cyrus Faryar (whose studio, whilst we’re compiling weird and wonderful facts, was built by none other than a young Harrison Ford).
Available to stream and download from all good (and evil) services, but also available as a STRICTLY LIMITED 7 Single – when the vinyl finally arrives probably in mid-late August from the good people at Catskills Records!