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Originally released as a 12" album in 1987 (Thin Sliced Records SLICE 13),this album has been especially remastered by Andy Le Vien at RMS Studios for digital download from Direct Metal Cut virgin vinyl. Some call this Jenkins' classic recording. From the micky-take Miles cover spoof to the pathetic trumpet playing of Skid Solo over such gems as 'Benidorm Motorway Services', 'McDonald's, 'Cuttlefish' and 'Cooking Oil' - it would be hard to disagree. Billy does. But then he would..... Django Bates, Ashley Slater and Iain Ballamy lead the superlative playing.

ALBUM DL INCLUDES BONUS PDF BOOKLET WITH ARTWORK AND RELEASE INFO

“…Jenkins’s most celebrated single record…Jenkins has been around on the British scene long enough now for pieces like Benidorm Motorway Services and Cooking Oil to become minor classics, albeit harder to hum than the adagio from Concierto De Arunjuez…” Penguin Jazz Guide

“The LP sleeve pastiched Miles Davis, and the music served as a strange collision of post-punk anger, Gil Evans-ish chamber jazz and bathetic English satire (sample title: Benidorm Motorway Services). This convinced us that erstwhile glam punk guitarist Jenkins really had become an inspiringly maverick bandleader of great importance.” The Guardian 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die bit.ly/2plv1n3

'The ensemble is swollen, the intentions are ambitious, the lunacy gets out of control, and Jenkins succeeds in all his target areas. This incredibly dense and detail-stuffed epic feels like a massive-budget project, even though it almost certainly wasn't.” Martin Longley / Jazz on CD

'Oh no, it's Billy Jenkins. Listen and be rudely awakened, or better still get blind drunk and re-live those package tour nightmares.' Lindsay MacRae Q Magazine

'There is a kind of genius on our doorstep. Don't let him die in poverty.'
Stewart Lee

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released June 9, 2017

Artwork By – Nick Corker
Bass Guitar [Fat Electric Bass Guitar] – Tim Matthewman
Bass Guitar [Skinny Acustic Bass Guitar] – Simon Edwards
Cello [Proper Cello] – Jo Westcott
Drums [Experienced Hand Drums, Midget Drumkit] – Steve Argüelles
Guitar [Heavy Metal Guitar] – Dave Cook
Guitar [Spaß Guitar], Violin, Composed By – Billy Jenkins
Keyboards [Doodle Keyboards] – Django Bates
Percussion [Excited Percussion], Drums [Spaßtic Drumkit] – Roy Dodds
Percussion, Drums [Experienced Hand Drums] – Dawson
Saxophone [Bigtime Saxophone] – Iain Ballamy
Saxophone [Spaß Saxophone], Clarinet – Dai Pritchard
Saxophone [Straight Saxophone] – Steve Buckley
Trombone [Grown Up Trombone] – Dave Jago
Trumpet [Spaß Trumpet] – Skid Solo
Trumpet [Straight Trumpet] – Chris Batchelor
Trumpet [Trad Trumpet] – John Eacott
Vibraphone [Golden Vibraphone] – Jimmy Haycraft
Vocals, Tuba, Trombone [Juvenile Bass Trombone] – Ashley Slater
Recorded By – Jimmy Haycraft
At Waterfront Studios, Rotherhithe, London.
PRODUCED BY TONY MESSENGER

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Billy Jenkins London, UK

As a teenager BJ recorded for legendary Clive Davis with artrock band Burlesque (72-77); with 'alternative musical comedy' duo Trimmer & Jenkins (79-82) before founding (81) the Voice of God Collective. He has recorded 40+ albums incl Motorway At Night, Entertainment USA and recordings about SE London Sounds Like Bromley, Greenwich, Still Sounds Like Bromley and Suburbia. ... more

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