The Cheryl Charles Duo – Rhapsody
The Cheryl Charles Duo – Rhapsody

The Cheryl Charles Duo – Rhapsody

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Label: Cherish Records & Tapes – CSR/112
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental

Stumbled upon this very weird and very 80's looking private release and contacted good friend James aka NetOfGems - the leading authority on this stuff - for more intel. He confirmed it was already in his ''top two UK outsider lounge records'' and had written about it years ago for Waxidermy.. so without further ado..

Private Lounge Cabaret Electro Act from Huddersfield.  This copy signed, as presumably is every other one, having been sold from a box on stage at the local working mens club to the punters sufficiently emboldened by five pints of mild and a portion of pie and peas to take one home where it was promptly filed next to the Readers Digest Box sets and forgotten about for thirty odd years.  At first glance this has every appearance of being awful but closer listening reveals a certain charm.  The Doctor Who/Empire Strikes back medley is perhaps the obvious crowd pleaser but some of the self penned tracks have an irreducible sense of ennui.  They would have gone down a storm supporting the Fall if they’d lasted long enough... (NM / VG+)

A1 The Empire Strikes Back
A2 Heart Of Gold
A3 Interstellar Rhapsody
A4 Chattanooga Choo Choo
633 Squadron / Dambusters / Land Of Hope & Glory (6:21)
B1a 633 Squadron
B1b Dambusters
B1c Land Of Hope & Glory
B2 Club Rock
B3 Stars In His Eyes
B4 A Close Encounter With The Doctor