Richard & Linda Thompson - Hokey Pokey LP
Richard and Linda’s second LP. Released in 1975, "Hokey Pokey" is a much jollier release than its predecessor, "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight".
Richard always envisaged "Hokey Pokey" as 'a music-hall influenced record'. He was a big fan of Harry Lauder and Gracie Fields, and this inspiration can be seen in the Victorian style cover by Shirt Sleeve Studio, and is audible on the title track, Hokey Pokey and also Georgie on a Spree.
Richard and Linda’s 2nd album together is a mixture of darkly comic songs like Smiffy’s Glass Eye and the more world weary nature of I’ll Regret It All in the Morning and A Heart Needs a Home. There are also more sombre songs such as The Egypt Room which Richard described as 'half way between The Coasters Little Egypt, George Formby, and Dickens by way of Patricia Highsmith'.
1. Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song)
2. I'll Regret It All in the Morning
3. Smiffy's Glass Eye
4. The Egypt Room
5. Never Again
6. George on a Spree
7. Old Man Inside a Young Man
8. The Sun Never Shines on the Poor
9. A Heart Needs a Home
10. Mole in a Hole
About this product: this reissue is pressed on 180g black vinyl with stereo mastering. Includes a download code.