The Lovely Eggs are happily expressing their homeland of Lancashire through the medium of messy punk rock blare. Goofin’ Around (In Lancashire) is another pair of pub-surrealist party numbers. And get this: in keeping with a deep love of eggs, the band have pressed the single to fried-egg imitating 7” vinyl! Beautiful. Out on their own Egg Records.
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- Goofin’ Around (in Lancashire) by The Lovely Eggs
9/10 Phil Customer review, 30th November 2015
If you don't know who The Lovely Eggs are, then let me quickly recap...
Jack and Meg were living in Nashville, but towards the end of the last decade thought "bollox to this" and moved to Lancaster UK, where they became half of Half Man Half Biscuit (Quarter Biscuit ?), swapped over on guitar and drum duties and starting knocking out catchy 3 min grungy pop classics while getting drunk on Strongbow and swearing a lot. They keep threatening to turn into monster-psych-rock-hippies (see previous single, the sitary and joss stick laden "Magic Onion"), but after three or four cans of good strength cider it gets harder to keep your focus on peace and love and stuff. AND THUS they will usually end up thrashing along to life's three most exciting power chords, while loudly extolling the virtues of having a good time all the time (or digital accordions).
So here we are at "Goofin' Around (In Lancashire)". It's an egg picture disc, and this wins them 7 stars to start with. In terms of the sounds involved, well, our pottymouthed duo go to an offy, buy an eight pack of Strongbow then go trawling the streets (In Lancashire) looking for a paaaarty. They find one, have a cracking time and write a rip-roaring punk-a-long pop winner to accompany the scenes. This is what they do and do best, and it wins them another 9 stars. This adds up to a highly deserved 16 stars. Yup, I know that's far more than this sites rating parameters allow, but do you really think I give a fu...
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