Thursday, 3 September 2009

Clive Dunn - Permission to Sing Sir

And this is an opportune moment for another Dad's Army addition(re-up), my original blurb-

I didn't expect much from this record, but some of these tracks are very good! The first track, 'Permission to Sing Sir' ends up like the theme to 'the Red Hand gang', with lots of kids singing 'la la la'. Dunn tries his best with the 'la la' stuff but fails and improvises instead.'Simone' is a track which could have been lifted from a Small Faces album- on looking at the credits for this song, I spy the name Hawkshaw! He gets everywhere..

If that doesn't grab you, try Corporal Jones's rendition of 'What the World Needs Now is Love', by Bacharach - played by John Nettles of course.

Dunn is still keen on dressing up as someone 30 years his senior in his spare time, which unfortunately means that he pretends to be dead. 'He spends all day lying in a shallow ditch at the bottom of the garden after rubbing putrifying offal into his clothes' said his long-suffering wife. 'It's a good job he's a butcher, meat can be so expensive' she added.

And the LP cover? They don't like it up 'em.

Clive Dunn - Permission to Sing Sir 62Mb

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  1. I was just about to say "They don't like it up 'em!" and there it's staring me in the face - you said it at the end of your piece... Funny how that cover makes one immediately think that phrase though!

  2. Clive Dunn sings?
    Don't panic! Don't panic!

  3. I don't think the charts liked this up 'em either unfortunately!

    Yes, Dunn certainly 'Butchers' a few songs here..

  4. Believe it or not, but I've been looking for this for a while. Thanks for another great upload.

  5. I accidentally tuned into Sky Three the day before yesterday (I was looking for the Yesterday channel, honest...) and I caught a bit of some gameshow where that fruity bloke who does the soaps on GMTV or whatever it is now, berating two girls for not knowing the difference between Private Pike and the "...late, great, Clive Dunn". Twat.