The Purple Bottle

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Beach Bullies

The Beach Bullies were the brainchild of James A. Smith, aka The Great One, friend and sometime collaborator of Robyn Hitchcock. Along with vocalist Jill Fricke, he recorded just the one LP under the BB monicker, We Rule The Universe. As far as I know, it was also the last thing he released but it is an absolute lo-fi gem - witty, catchy songs with endearingly shambolic vocal harmonies and minimal instrumentation. For years I thought I had the only copy but it's now surfaced on the Blogosphere and you can judge for yourselves here:


  • At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for the lovely little write-up! James 'The Great One' Smith

  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger Tulloch said…

    Wow, I'm honoured, oh Great One! Many thanks for the music.


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