Prowler â€“Pale Green (HMMMM) Driving Man/Jaywick Cowboy â€“Parlophone R5986 (1972 UK)
Welcome to the ongoing rummaging of future New Seekers boy Brian Engelâ€™s closet. This is one twisted release for sureâ€¦ Behind the nifty lead guitar and pop sheen of the chorus thereâ€™s a nasty tale lurking within. I bet Lyn Paul didnâ€™t hear this one before the audition!
Iâ€™m that nasty shifty kind
That greasy 1950s kind
Iâ€™m a pale green HMMMM (Vauxhall) driving manâ€¦
Obscene and conniving
Pale green HMMMM (Vauxhall) driving man
Iâ€™m sure the management at the Vauxhall Luton plant werenâ€™t too pleased to have their superior brand tarnished in this way, so the word Vauxhall has been replaced by a fuzz effect â€“Itâ€™s weird but strangely fitting. Does anyone know if any copies exist with the Vauxhall intact? I would love to hear it!
Be sure to also check out Brianâ€™s later single by The Shambles (February 16th 2007 post)
BTW, Iâ€™m a proud Vauxhall driver, but thank god itâ€™s of a darker shade of green!
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