Song of the Day, November 9: Real Slap In the Face by Peter Blegvad

blegvadslapAfter the demise of Slapp Happy, Peter Blegvad pursued an eccentric musical path of his own. He worked on some collaborative projects and released a string of solo albums before becoming a more full-time illustrator and cartoonist and only occasional musician. One of his finest moments is King Strut and Other Stories, a mostly acoustic set of edgy stories.

A Real Slap In the Face is classic Blegvad, a series of tragedies narrated in a witty deadpan. As the action reaches its climax, Blegvad pull the rug out from under us.

The story doesn’t have a happy ending
I’ve said all I’m gonna say
The characters are begging “Don’t abandon us like this!
What did we ever do to you to be treated this way?”

Enjoy this marvelous misadventure today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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