Don't Stop The Night
It's the twilight of the 1980s, the Last Days Of Mankind, the long decadent decline of the reign of Margaret Thatcher and Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
Momus has polished his pastiche disco to the point that it's indistinguishable from mainstream chart pop music. 'The Hairstyle Of The Devil' is broadcast to millions on the Steve Wright show. The Pet Shop Boys nominate its author 'Most Promising Artist Of 1989' in Smash Hits.
But during the greenhouse hot summer he records perhaps his darkest album, a sordid descent into the mire of power abused. Originally entitled 'Sexual Crimes Of The Professional Classes', the album charts the sexual corruption of patients by doctors, sisters by brothers, pupils by teachers, and the dead by the living.
This fin de siecle atmosphere, accompanied by jaded disco music, attracts a strong gay following. In his personal life Momus lives a time of unparalleled promiscuity, devouring Japanese girls.
The decade ends in sleaze and turmoil.
Go on to the next album, Hippopotamomus (1991)
Go back to the last album, Tender Pervert (1988)