It’s nearly 40 years since the second Ivor album but it’s back on the streaming services and, of course, is CD2 in THE COMPLEAT WORKS [misprint] OF IVOR BIGGUN.
As we asked back in 1981… Why should you lash out your hard-earned cash on this grotty Ivor Biggun album when you could spend it on women, drink, filthy magazines, Woodbines, or perhaps even foolishly? Why? Because it’s value for money, that’s why! For the price of a couple of pairs of wooly socks you could get 50 minutes of the kind of depravity that makes Vlad the Impaler seem like Donny Osmond! – Disgustin’ stuff like “The Cockerel Song”, which some people say isn’t about chickens. The “Shirt Collar Song” adapted from “Flaccido del Plonquero” by Los Quintettos Bunchawhankas – Pierre Foofe letting rip! – Two portions of reggae (one Bosanquet and one Perrin) – and the Phil ExSpectorant lavatory wall-of-sound (Richard III).
Now! That’s better than a pair of wooly socks…huh?? Still not convinced?? Well… try “Banking Your Blues Away” [MISPRINT] which features Ivor gargling with Tizer… or “I Have A Dog” which is recorded in Ambiphonic 360º Surround Sound, giving the listener on stereo headphones the aural illusion that he is ENTIRELY SURROUNDED BY RED-NOSED BURGLARS!! There’s even a completely clean song about bears, but we hope this won’t spoil your enjoyment too much. And there’s the Filthy Farmer… AND some singing mice. AND a vulgar poem…

The return of The Winker’s Album (misprint)

While John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were enjoying the number one platter du jour with Summer Nights (October 1978), Ivor Biggun was sullying the Top Thirty with his paen to onanism, The Winker’s Song (misprint). Following his success with indecent haste, he released a long player full of similar smut. And now it’s back, restored to the original sequence (almost) with a few extras added. It’s available now for streaming / download and will be disc One of The Compleat Works (misprint) of Ivor Biggun.

The Winker’s Song finally gets on the radio!

Banned for nearly 40 years, Ivor’s notorious ode to onanism has been played to hijack the broadcasts of a local UK radio station. This has caused the usual reactions of amusement or disgust, but there are some priceless comments in The Guardian’s article.

Listeners were last subjected to the song, which uses the word “wanker” 36 times, this weekend during a live family broadcast from Mansfield’s Party in the Market event. Tony Delahunty, managing director of Mansfield 103.2, said: “Some people have told me that their children have started humming the song in the car.”

Pirates with a well-tuned sense of mischief hoisting their own Jolly Roger…

All of Ivor’s delicate ditties are, of course, available to hear on Spotify