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Artist: JOHNNY MOPED
Title: Cycledelic
Format: LP
Label: Damaged Goods
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Damaged Goods present a reissue of Johnny Mopeds Cycledelic, originally released in April of 1978. Described by Jon Savage in his book Englands Dreaming (1991) as "certainly one of the more curious albums to emerge from the first wave of UK punk. Moped was a clumsy singer even by the standards of early British punk, given to moaning and gurgling when he couldnt think of something to say, and guitarist Slimy Toad had chops and wasnt afraid to show them, so some of the longer songs like Maniac and 3D Time veer off into what sounds like a thugs version of prog-rock. And even when the band did tear into something short, fast, and loud, they sounded like 60s pop gone mad on speed; Cycledelic may be one of the only albums from punks first wave that displays almost no audible Ramones influence. But if the Mopeds were following a path all their own, they were clearly having a lot of fun doing it. Johnny Moped was a little too odd to serve as a true every kid, but the absurd brilliance of the best moments on Cycledelic are a shining example of the punk credo that anyone could do it -- and that sometimes amazing things could emerge from unexpected places." - Damaged Goods.

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