[ Released on 4AD Records - CAD 214 CD - 1982 ]
MOMUS SAYS: It's 1982. Postcard Records and The Sound Of Young Scotland. An Edinburgh literature student called Nick Currie forms a pop group with three ex-members of local group Josef K. They sign to 4AD Records, home of The Birthday Party, and proceed to record a CD with the following cast list: an evangelical detergent salesman; a Fascist dictator who comes to power thanks to a lottery win; Samuel, the son of the salesman and Maria, the dictator's beautiful daughter, who join the Red Brigades and plot to assassinate the Fascist. Confused? Just wait 'til you read the lyrics!