SINGERS HAMPSTEAD HOME
(SINGLE)

 

a rent boy is not a friend
you know he's dead but you still pretend


panic at the prince's trust our boy-slag has bit the dust

TWO TRACK 7" ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VS1014.
Side a- Singer's Hampstead Home
Side b- She Only Gave In To Her Anger.

THREE TRACK 12" ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VST1014.
Side a- Singer's Hampstead Home.
Side b- Brother Olaf, She Only Gave In to Her Anger.


FOUR TRACK CASETTE ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VSTC1014.
Singers Hampstead Home, Brother Olaf, She Only Gave In To Her Anger, Half A Day.


Described by one journalist as a 'vicious attack on Boy George' it seems to be more of an attack on the 'business' that created him. Hatred for Pop Stars selling their souls goes hand in hand with hatred for the image their public relations department forces them to live by. The cute Pop Star persona is presented at odds with the heroin addicted reality of life in an isolated little world- just as miserable as the rest of the population. It's too angry to be a song of pity for the Pop Star's plight, but the main anger seems to be directed at the hero worship from the fans and media for Pop Stars unable to produce or say anything of worth. Having the power to make a difference but too up their own arse to try. Cathal was quoted as saying 'it's not really about him. It's just how lame Pop Stars have come to be, as a rule. There are a few careerists who'll do anything for publicity- they don't give a shit what kind of record they make as long as it sells'. Personal attack or not, it was a brilliant record.

The various B-Sides were a huge disappointment with 'Brother Olaf' a mess around song using up what would once have been valuable studio time. 'She Only Gave Into Her Anger' seems to make a stab at being a serious song but fails.




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