Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
This album starts off with a strain from the popular children’s party song, which is the only relevance I can see, as to why the album is called Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
Then the first actual song Little Wooden Boat kicks in with a great guitar hook, but I can’t help feeling I’ve heard this guitar line before. Then I realise, the three notes are identical to the Radiohead track Sulk from The Bends, which makes you wonder what you’ll get from the rest of this album.
Well no need to worry, as this anomaly is my only major criticism, as almost every song has a great singalongabilty factor. Each track has a story to tell and it’s done with such a marvellous lyrical ingenuity, they’re thought provoking and entertaining at the same time. Another comment is that this album is very eclectic. From awesome guitar riffs of Husband Material, the next track is the haunting A Nightingale Sang In Albert Square and then you’re into the rip roaring Sorry Mr Prescott, which is about politicians ongoing assault on the UK’s greenbelt.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable album and well worth a listen to. It’s especially impressive when you consider that Rob financed this release all by himself.