The Idjut Boys* And Quakerman ‎– Life The Shoeing You Deserve

Glasgow Underground ‎– GUCD8
CD, Album


1 Copulating Drum 6:00
2 Kettles On 0:34
3 Pay The Fare 8:20
4 Bull Horn 0:11
5 Suicide Lover 5:56
6 Dum Dum De Dum 2:01
7 Corrective Surgery 5:52
8 Ill Entry 0:17
9 Radio Rage 6:15
10 Gurners Choice 6:47
11 Mid Life Crisis 0:44
12 Caxton Gibbett 5:56
13 Plucky 0:38
14 Dog Shit 5:58
15 Tea Tray Formerly Known As Coffee Table 0:37
16 Frogs Arrrse 3:34
17 Coke Is It 0:37

Companies, etc.



Published by U Star Music/Stuck Music/Westbury Music Ltd.
Glasgow Underground Recordings 1999.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 020667 330826
  • Barcode (String): 5020667330826
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): D3292 GUCD 008 · 1:0 ['Nimbus' logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 2308
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2311



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June 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

The Idjut Boys have perfected their own blend of laidback disco dub, and on LIFE, THE SHOEING YOU DESERVE (aided by Quakerman), they put their skills on full display. “Copulating Drum” with its off-kilter chanting and tonal synth pads. The filters and layers on “Pay the Fare” begin to sound almost minimal in their execution; the deep thunk of “Suicide Lover” only reinforces this feel. But it’s not until “Radio Rage” that the funk really starts to shine through with any force, and “Caxton Gibbett” picks up that funk and runs with it. “Frogs Arrrse” is wonderfully playful, that it makes me wish that its cheekiness had permeated more of the album. The beats are so deep, they sometimes feel subterranean. The numerous interludes don’t as much stitch the album together as add to the overall sense of eclecticism (how could you not love “Tea Tray Formerly Known as Coffee Table”?), though some sound like interesting tracks (“Dum Dum De Dum,” “Mid Life Crisis,” “Plucky”) that were possibly aborted too soon. A messy but worthwhile experience.