Corduroy should’ve been huge. Their Acid Jazz jamboree bag of athletic jams and frug outs , easy breezy free flowing instrumentals set dressed in sixties cinematics and Cool Britannia cultural references (‘How To Steal The World’, ‘Harry Palmer’, ‘Mini’ ) and confident otherworldy trendiness of retro style, French Crops and neat, nifty trousers pre empted the mid nineties Brit Pop/Easy Listening revival by at least five years in one funky bundle.
In a previous life as Boys Wonder they’d been pedalling pop art cartoon tunes two years ahead of Carter USM, The Wonder Stuff, Betty Boo and Deee-lite with mighty titles like ‘Take Me To Your Leader’, ‘All Because The Lady Loves’ and must have T shirts like these…
Ian TB has an ‘all you need to know’ feature on Boys Wonder and their single ‘Now What Earthman’ here.
To see Boys Wonder in action vamping their anthem ‘ Shine On Me’ on Saturday Night Live click here..
But, getting back to Corduroy – think of it as a warm up for this weeks Funky Friday