Additional information about this, Bad Manners vinyl art.
Bad Manners – The Artist
Bad Manners are an English two-tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness, the Specials and the Selector filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983, and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums. Some of their more notable hits include “My Girl Lollipop”, “Lip Up Fatty”, “Can Can”, “Special Brew” and “Walking In The Sunshine”. One of the main reasons for their notoriety, was their outlandish huge-tongued and shaven-headed frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops.
My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop) – The Song
‘My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop)’ is a cover version by Bad manners of ‘My Boy Lollipop’ (originally “My Girl Lollypop”) written in the mid-1950s by Robert Spencer of the doo-wop group The Cadillacs, and usually credited to Spencer, Morris Levy, and Johnny Roberts. It was first recorded in New York in 1956 by Barbie Gaye. A later version, recorded in 1964 by Jamaican teenager Millie Small, with very similar rhythm, became one of the top selling ska songs of all time. In addition to Bad manners it has been covered by other artists.
The Ice Lolly – The Shape
This record has been modelled into an ice lolly, as the rectangular shape of the ice lolly is more interesting than a simple circular lollipop. An ice or lolly pop is a water or milk-based frozen snack on a stick whereas a lollipop is a type of sugar candy usually consisting of hard candy mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking.
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