‘Okay Mares, enough is enough! I’ve waited patiently since last bumnuggetting September for something you made me model for, which you’d originally made back in February 2011 and keep making excuses not to post – give me my goodies!’
Okay, okay, now’s the time to do it, since it’s a new month and since they have now finally re-released you-know-what for the first time in thirty one years…
‘Whaaaa… you’re kidding me? Mares, don’t tease me like that! I can’t take so much awesomeness in one go!’
It’s true – One The Juggler’s ‘Nearly A Sin’ has finally come out on CD!
So out come the One The Juggler t-shirts, hooded tops, poster pictures and giant Django mural we made all those years ago.
‘Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! I’m so happy I could cry!’
Bit like one of us when they first heard ‘Are You The One?’ for the first time after rescuing a vinyl copy of ‘Nearly A Sin’ from a charity shop back in 2011- which they bought en spec for only 50p because they remembered reading that Desert Island Joe Slythe from Splodgenessabounds was in them for a while.
‘Are You The One?’ became a sort of personal tune to us in the same way ‘The Safety Dance’ did, except we kept it our secret one – the line ‘oh how I wonder did you get so far, living like lions with a kitten’s roar,’ seemed so apt.
For those of you remotely interested, One The Juggler sounded allegedly like early David Bowie and T-Rex, but with a European folk tinge and some rather heavy Scandinavian strings reminiscent of where Bjork went later, all down to some very peculiar musical influences…
… was there ever another band who tipped their gypsy hats in tribute to musical muses such as the great Django Reinhardt and by children’s TV’s Barnaby the Singing Bear (or Colargol/Jeremy as he was known as elsewhere)?
Anyway, for any of you who want these (all base game friendly), here’s the download link.
And for those of you who have never heard of this band (we’ll be astounded if anyone else has to be honest!), have a listen to some of these – if you don’t love at least the ultra-happy ‘Are You The One?’ it’s because you’re probably dead.
‘Cos it’s a long hard day, and there’s no stone’s laid…’