The Happy Family
The Man On Your Street
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K...'
It's 1982. Postcard Records and The Sound Of Young Scotland.
An Edinburgh literature student called Nick Currie forms a pop group with three ex-members of local group Josef K.
They sign to 4AD Records, home of The Birthday Party.
They proceed to record a CD with the following cast list:
- An Evangelical Detergent Salesman.
- A Fascist Dictator who has comes to power thanks to a lottery win.
- Samuel, the son of the salesman and Maria, the dictator's beautiful daughter. Together they join the Red Brigades and plot to assassinate the Fascist.
Confused? Just wait till you read the lyrics!
Go on to the next album, Circus Maximus (1986)