Cold on the cobwebbed heels of This Little Badge’s mini-album-cum-maxi-E.P. ‘Pass It On’ and Doug Murphy + Paul Hamilton’s ‘Only Two Can Play’ and ‘BIG BUN’ sets, the two Bisonics collections, ‘Play For Today’ and ‘Seconds’, have finally staggered along to Spotify where music loathers can avoid listening to them for free.
To mark this non-event of the millennium, we have descended into the vaults and dusted off two Bisonics-related films to assail your plum tomato eyes and cauliflower ears. ‘Beetroot To Yourself’ finds Murphy and Hamilton in the realm of 2013, gibbering about the who, what, why and when of Bisonics for almost 17 of your Earth minutes. Can your trousers contain such expositional excitement?
If, after all that brain-bursting brilliance, you are still slavering for more Bisonicular bounties then lurch forth to ‘Drink in the days, smoke out the nights’, a fool-length documentary shot in 2012, based tenuously on the ‘Seconds’ album. Crammed with devastatingly ordinary revelations – including Mikey Georgeson (a.k.a. David Devant) discussing the all-pervading influence of Anthony Newley, the subtle eroticisation of ladies’ toilet signs and dreams of Alvin Stardust; porn mogul and philanthropist Sir Harry Flames’ contention that he is the sole creator and instigator of everything; and Professor Owlbee Pyewhackit’s philosophical observations – there is hardly any room for the Bisonics themselves to appear in their own film. HUZZARKO!
And should any of you download the film and burn it to a DVD disc to selflessly bore your friends stiff, there are a selection of possible sleeve designs on Pinterest that you can swipe and print off.