Captain Torkive ‎– Gayrock / Cupsicum Jam

New Angels Records ‎– NWR 701
Vinyl, 7"


A Gayrock
B Cupsicum Jam



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August 10, 2008
GayRock is one of the best pre-electronic Italo records, sort of a cross between:
David Bowie and The Passengers! The lyrics are priceless. Captain Torkive sings something like:
"and you know why those boys are in the night...
You see them, you like them, you wanna try...
Paint your face with more lipstick and dress your body to be chic!
You belong to GayRock! GayRock, GayRock"
He continues semi-talking/semi-singing with a heavy Italian accent something about how "they look like a strange girl.. but she's not a girl, such as this my son. She's a new type they invented, who belongs to GayRock!"
Amusingly, I think this might have been his way of describing the Glam era, not while not fully understanding it.

Cupsicum Jam is incredible as well, it's full of lyrics on how he's forced to sing this last song, just because people really like it... In the beginning he sings: "This is not a song, It's a Capsicum Jam." He also gives the impression that he's inconvenienced by "singing" to us, and goes on to say how he hates to write songs with "stupid usually words". He declares that this is his last song, "only because you want to know".
(I'm sure those who love Italy know about Capsicum:)