Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs – Brian And Michael (1977)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the song, Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry’s Song) by  Brian And Michael. The record was released in 1977, on the PYE record label and has been reworked into a silhouette of a domestic cat and pet dog.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Brian And Michael, Lowry, Cats, Dogs and Folk Rock or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry’s Song)
Media Artist/s: Brian And Michael
Record Label: PYE
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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Additional information about this, Brian And Michael vinyl art.

Brian And Michael – The Artist/s

Brian and Michael are a British music duo best known for their 1978 UK number one hit single, “Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs”. Without further chart entries, they remain one-hit wonders in the UK. They comprise two members: Michael Coleman and Kevin Parrott.

Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry’s Song) – The Song

“Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs” is a folk song written by Michael Coleman and Brian Burke. It was a tribute to the artist L. S. Lowry, who had died two years previously. For the song, Coleman drew on his own memories of Salford and Ancoats as well as the paintings of Lowry. St Winifred’s School Choir appeared on the record, singing the children’s song “The Big Ship Sails on the Alley-Alley-O”, which was sung by children in the Salford area with reference to the Manchester Ship Canal. The single spent three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart.

Dog And Cat – The Shape

This record had been modelled into a sitting dog and cat which are animals often painted in the work of Lowry. Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA (1887 – 1976) was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, Salford and its vicinity. Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures often referred to as “matchstick men”. He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished “marionette” works, which were only found after his death.


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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