Performed on voice, electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, harmonium, mandolin, wheel, turntable, drums, digital-delay, tape recorder, in an evening of extreme decadence and a sorry, slightly painful morning.
We like to call this music Decadence'n'Roll (thanks Christopher Lee).
With deepest apologies to everyone Vulnavia phoned during the recording sessions. And to Benny & Bjorn.
And big thanks to Lady SD.
Sponsored (unofficially) by Smirnoff Vodka.
Dedicated to Kerry Katona & Chuck Berry.
Recorded 27th-28th October 2011 at Grindia, Bridport.
"Honey honey, Lich Me Baby, aha!"
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Chinstrap are delighted to present the debut single from young philanderer, explorer and hedonist Vulnavia Vanity.
"Worse Things Happen At Sea" is one of the catchiest coming-out songs ever to pop out of the proverbial musical oceans. Complete with a very blue video by Martha Moopette, "Worse Things Happen At Sea" is the first will and testicle of a young wizard of songcraft, a magnetic performer and surely the sexiest unknown Pop Star to grace the obscurantist seas Chinstrap sails. *
This single is presented alongside remixes by Oblivian Substanshall, Ergo Phizmiz and The Superfools.
Written & Performed by Vulnavia Vanity. Video by Martha Moopette. Produced by Ergo Phizmiz.
* Here at Chinstrap we believe, wholeheartedly, that the greatest pop stars in the world are generally unknown and working under the pretence of being experimentalists. The culture spearheaded by Lord Simon of Cowell has destroyed the genuine pop star. A true, born pop star is, by nature, a maverick, a vagabond and an outsider, and wouldn't consider appearing on a talent show to be judged and put down by a bunch of idiots who can't hold a tune themselves. That's why all pop stars today appear to be pretending, because they are pretend. They want to be pop stars, rather than naturally just being pop stars. Vulnavia Vanity is a pop star. Simon Cowell's eyeballs and testicles would disintegrate if he sat and watched him for more than a minute.*
* How's that for a press release that uses the world "testicle" twice?