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121) Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - The Love Album

Carter are one of those bands that seem to have been forgotten but as soon as you hear them, if you are of a certain age, you think, yep, they were not bad.

I first heard Sheriff Fatman on the radio and loved it, then I read that it was just two men making this fantastic noise and they were called Jim Bob and Fruitbat and had decided on Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine as their name I was in, what more could we want?

This was their commercial peak and I bought this when it came out and it went in at number one. I was always secretly chuffed when an album I bought went in at number one. Pathetic, I know, imagine my ego if I had any musical talent and had released music, Kayne West would have nothing on me.

The album opens disappointingly with a below average instrumental 1993 and Is Wrestling Fixed is Carter by numbers. The album starts to fly with the single The Only Living Boy in New Cross and they mix it up with England which is a departure for them with an accordion brought into play.

Do-Re-Me so Far so Good is one of those songs that takes you back, well does for me, they were really a big deal for a couple of years.

After The Watershed has a great wee riff that comes in fifty seconds into the song and the ever-dependable, late, Ian Dury pops up to guest on Skywest and Crooked and the album closes with the excellent Impossible Dream.

Britpop came along and their fortunes declined but the duo, not me, can claim a number one album and this record they should be justifiably proud.


GIVE IT A STREAM: After the Watershed

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