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Vaultage 79)
"I wanna go
where they've never seen snow
send my giro to Cairo
I cant stand another day
I gotta get away
I'm not impressed
my life's in a mess
I get so depressed
still you gotta have a laugh
ha ha ha ha
What am I bloodywell s'posed to do
got my bloodywell self
bloody stuck on you"
Bloody 45 single on badge Records 1980
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John Peel - Bloody >

“Well, this is the best record in the world for this week, from the Golinski Brothers on the LP Vaultage '79 on Attrix Records, this is called Bloody...

...people have been given the OBE for less, a lot less, and I shall be very happy to have it on a loop so I could listen to it again and again and again after the programme as I drive out to the mountain vastnesses of Wallingford”

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...The feted author of High Fidelity and About a Boy is unusual, I think, in considering all of a song lyric rather than fragments. This is due, in part at least, to what he describes as his need to 'solve' songs; to, as it were, wrestle them to the ground, consider them in detail, extract from them their core meanings and by so doing achieve some sort of completion.

I'm not with him on this. Not at all. Two of the records that would be under consideration for a place on any comparable list I might make would be the Golinski Brothers' 'Bloody' and Roy Buchanan's version of 'Lonesome Fugitive', but I've never seriously attempted in-depth analysis of these songs as songs.

For me, it is enough that the Golinski Brothers' obscure but, trust me, unforgettable record includes the lines: 'Still you gotta have a laugh [pause] ha ha ha ha' and: 'Send my Giro to Cairo', and 'Fugitive' the couplet: 'I raised a lotta cane back in my younger days. My momma used to pray my crops would fail.' I mean, come on. Beat that.

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