Not actually off the Duck Rock album, but rather Mclaren's follow up LP, Swamp Thing. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Island sleeve.)
Fans ... LP Island, 1984. Near Mint- ...
After his Duck Rock/Buffalo Scratch days, this was MalcolmMcLaren's next project – an attempt to update opera into a post-disco, hip-hop inflected dancefloor sound. The groove takes electronic beats and layers vocals and washes of sound over the top – presenting famous vocal passages with a sense of camp and knowledge of opera that may well be the closest thing McLaren ever came to outing himself! Includes the sublime hit "Madam Butterfly", plus "Carmen", "Fans", "Boy's Chorus", and "Death Of Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
The cut here is the "Hobo Scratch", the dub/scratch/instrumental version of "She's Lookin Like a Hobo". Definitely up there with one of finer breakin tracks – all the right elements without some of the more goofy vocal effects of some other electro tracks. (We won't comment on the kinda weak "Double Dutch".) 12-inch, Vinyl record