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John Dowie | An Arc Of Hives

The Boutique Label and LTM are pleased to present the very first compilation by influential writer and humorist John Dowie, acclaimed by many as Britain's first 'alternative comedian', and an unlikely early signing to Factory Records.
Born in Birmingham in 1950, Dowie might have rivalled John Cooper Clarke as a literate punk poet had an EP recorded for Virgin in 1977 outsold God Save The Queen. Feted by Tony Wilson of Factory as a new wave Lenny Bruce, Dowie went on to record with Martin Hannett and Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias (all featured here), before moving on to stage and television work, and finally retiring from stand-up in 1991.
This remastered compilation CD includes all tracks from the original singles released between 1977 and 1981, as well as unreleased demos recorded with the Smirks, Albertos and Fabulous Poodles, plus live material recorded in 1985. The booklet features detailed liner notes by Stewart Lee, Dave Cohen and James Nice, plus cover art by Ralph 'FAC 89' Steadman.

| tracklist
01 Acne
02 Idiot
03 Hitler's Liver
04 It's Hard To Be An Egg
05 Mime Sketch
06 British Tourist
07 Jim Calleghan
08 Naked Noolies In The Moonlight
09 I Don't Want To Be Your Amputee
10 Mew Wave
11 Time Warp
12 Snail Tamer
13 Irritation
14 Beer
15 Grounded In Reality
16 Angry Old Men
17 Love You (Like Hell)
18 I'm Here To Entertain You
19 Miserable Childhood
20 Nietzsche
21 No More Fucking

Copies are available by mailorder from LTM for the price of £ 10,- per copy.

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