Friday, 22 August 2008

2 Pigs 1 'Up?

Those of a nervous disposition should look away now. AVERT YOUR EYES lest your conscious be consumed by all the shame & fear in your heart!

If you were born post 1970 it's very likely you have no memory of these little chaps save from sickly 'remember the 60's - weren't they crap' video clip shows.

The product of 2 Czech immigrants Jan & Vlasta Dalibor, they were the teletubbies of the day for 11 years until they were canned in 1968. With "cute" speeded up voices & covers of popular tunes (including - of course - "puppet on a string"!) they became the first single ever bought for me.

Ahh, Bless! *pauses to vom*

It's very hard for me to rate these tracks as they invoke overriding memories for me (and for the nursery rhyme LP that I couldn't listen to the last track of cos it really shitted me up!). I leave it to you to judge for yourselves.

They say time is a healer (at least, Little Feat did) - I'm going to go cuddle teddy now.

The "Up, Up & Away" single features:

1. Up, UP & Away (Webb)

2. Doctor Doolittle (Bricusse)

3. Puppet on a String (Martin-Coulter)

4. All You Need Is Love (Lennon-McCartney)

You can hear rips of these at


Anonymous said...

,,,,,I must have married him for his furry stylus

Scratchy Buckles said...

Congratulations on pannaging this one from the vinyl undergrowth, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'sqqqqueeeeal like a pig'