It looks likely that the design & perhaps the lyrical content of the song itself were inspired by the cartoon character Rupert.
He might be unknown outside of the UK but he's been a strangely beloved fixture in one of our newspapers (The Daily Express) for nearly a century now and the 'tartan' trousers/scarf combo are his trademark garb.
Huge thanks for 'Old Eclectic Warriors', i've been enjoying listening to this for most of the day, and it's proving to be a really strong collection. Particularly enjoying the Menace tracks, really well realised songwriting, performance & production on their contributions, and that rarest of things in obscure NWoBHM, a really strong distictive vocalist. He reminds me somewhat of Trapeze era Glenn Hughes at points in the mellow section of 'Lucifer Never Cries', which is pretty high praise.
That initial riff in the Calibre song is deserving of specific mention too, a highly atmospheric intro that serves to wrong-foot you quite nicely before you get to the more meat & potatoes (but still very enjoyable) nature of the song proper.
The only 'dud' that's lept out at me on these initial spins is Cheater's 'Kill Two Birds', which is played well enough but features the riff from Bad Company's 'Feel Like Making Love' far too prominently to get away with it. The Bad Co. original bores the arse off me, so this rip-off is an instant 'nil points' i'm afraid.
That's a very high positive hit/miss ratio however, so i doff my cap to you in gratitude for your exemplary work.
I'll soak up Vol 4 through the week and share my impressions later.
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