Release Date: 24th May, 1999
Cat No: DISCO9905
Shifty Disco's May release from Frigid Vinegar came bursting out of the nations top pop outlet of Milton Keynes. Their package came to us, for the first time, via the labels listing in the Yellow Pages and with it came bizarre references to their not-yet-recorded album "Viva Lou Feringo" which allegedly features the tracks 'Vicar On A Bike', 'Rubber Glove Love' and 'Nostalgia Neuralgia' (which is supposed to be finished this week, if you believe them). With their unsuspecting demo came the following biog, make of it what you will....
"Frigid Vinegar were accidently formed when expeled from an astronauts college for dogs. This was followed by a Summer holed up in Barnet writing film scores for porno movies before finally making enough money to enter the studio after a successful painting job for Simon Bates and in a brave attempt by the vocalist to meet and impress Samantha Fox. They are proud to present the sound of the 'No Romantics'. Frigid Vinegar are Alex (hero Henry Mcghee) and the Andrew Ridgley of the group, Marvin."
Is there anyone out there?
The track 'Dogmonaut 2000' was the Singles Club's first dance orientated release of the year and it is surely the kooky anthem for the Millennium. Proving our 'anything goes' policy with regards to A&R, laydee Angela Sammon's ever-burgeoning postbag is still very much alive and well. The band signed to Gut Records, after certain radio Djs went totally ga-ga for the Shifty single. It got a full release later in the year but didn't get the support it needed. Gut dropped them. More shame on them.
You can see Frigid Vinegar in the flesh, as it were.