Luke Haines returns with a new album I Sometimes Dream Of Glue, in May.
Haines actually mentioned the album in his entertaining SDE interview last year, although at that time he called it I Dream Of Airfix Glue.
The PR blurb (clearly written by Haines) describes the record as “the next solo concept album by Luke Haines (The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder)” and the concept is typically surreal. The scenario is that in the late 1940s “British Special Services” had a cargo of 10 tonnes of experimental solvent liquid ready to dump on Germany to “finish the job of carving up Europe for good”. But the mission goes wrong and the trucks carrying the toxic liquid come off the road with disastrous consequences… creating a village called ‘Glue Town’. I’ll let Haines finish the story…
“There is little or no documentation of Glue Town. You will not find any information about it on the 21st Century internet. Gluetown is a rural settlement born out of mutation. Of the estimated 500 or so dwellers, no one is thought to be over 2 ? inches tall. The citizens of Glue Town exist on a diet of solvent abuse and perpetual horniness. The residents only leave to carry out daring night-time ‘glue raids’ on Shepherds Bush newsagent shops. On a tiny screen in the town centre, an old Betamax cassette of ‘Michael Bentine’s Pottytime’ plays on a loop all day and all night…”
I Sometimes Dream Of Glue is a 14-track album and tracks include Angry Man On A Small Train, The Subbuteo Lads and Airfix Cures The Ego.
It’s being released on CD and vinyl on 11 May 2018, with the latter limited to a tiny amount of just 300 copies. Cherry Red’s website has some signed editions available.
No widget yet, but you can order the vinyl LP from Amazon here.
1. ANGRY MAN ON SMALL TRAIN
2. I FELL IN LOVE WITH AN OO SCALE WIFE
3. I SOMETIMES DREAM OF GLUE
4. SHE WAS AS RIPE AS A MEADOW
5. THE SUBBUTEO LADS
6. AIRFIX CURES THE EGO
7. AT IT WITH THE TREE SURGEONâS WIFE
8. THE GARDEN GATE
9. EVERYBODYâS COMING TOGETHER FOR THE SUMMER
10. OH MICHAEL
11. ONLY THE STONES WILL KNOW
12. EVERYBODYâS COMING TOGETHER (PART 2)
13. FAT BIRD FROM THE WOODCRAFT FOLK
14. WE COULD DO IT