Popinjays – Monster Mouth

Looking through a box of 7” singles, I saw this gem.  A bouncy indie pop single produced by Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds.  The beginning of Monster Mouth is very busy, not unlike Life of Riley by The Lighting Seeds.  I saw the Popinjays in August 1992 at the Joiners Arms, and I was struck how shiny  Wendy Robinson and Polly Hancock’s hair was.   They had a wacky Dee Liteseque cute retro hippy kitsch about them.  Think of bright colours and big flowers, and you get the idea.

The cover on the record is very clever.  A playmobil yellow submarine with Polly and Wendy in it.  The record catalogue number looks like the registration plate of the submarine.  The One Little Indian catalogue number has ‘TP’ in the code.  Where would you find One Little Indian? In a teepee of course.

Popinjays : Monster Mouth

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