The psychedelic alter ego of the band XTC—that’s what they created in the 1980s and called it The Dukes of Stratosphear. Even the band members were accorded pseudonyms. Sir John Johns (Andy Partridge) doing vocals and guitar, The Red Curtain (Colin Moulding) on electric bass, Lord Cornelius Plum (Dave Gregory) on piano and organ and E.I.E.I. Owen was really Ian Gregory on drum. The played--what else--psychedelia!
The record I picked today is You’re A Good Man Albert Brown, a 12” Single. I think it’s kind of psychedelic since the cover illustration is a portrait of an
eastern european army guy in a uniform from maybe World War I with one green and one brown eye and a psychedelic pattern on his mustache. I can’t find any info about the cover artists…most probably pseudonyms too. On the reverse is a photo of a sexy woman from the early 1900s which can only be termed as erotica.
A side: You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)/ Vanishing Girl
B side: The Mole From the Ministry/My Love Explodes
From Virgin records ltd, UK Import, 1987
Cover Art by Sir John Johns, Neon Paisley and Psycho Delia
Go to www.ricsrecordsrack.com for more information. This record is in super mint condition and still available.
Here a pic and some tracks from the record: