Cinerama Lollobrigida Scopitones


Lollobrigida (Scopitones)

Funny that David Gedge's first collaboration with Steve Albini

(on production duties) since The Wedding Present's 1991

LP should end up sounding so much like Pulp. But then

again, Gedge's transformation from muscular guitar-wielder to the new

Serge Gainsbourg is pretty risible in itself. Nevertheless,

'Lollobrigida' is a pleasure. A valentine of strings and breathy, vaguely

lascivious vocals, it's charming in all the ways it was obviously intended to be,

and manages to erase the last three decades in a single blow. Track three is

called 'Sly Curl', and has a narration by none other than Sean Hughes.

Curiouser and curiouser.

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