Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Duffo - Give Me Back Me Brain

Duffo (real name Jeff Duff) has been producing records since 1974 and still is today. Like many artists he managed to join the 'New Wave' bandwagon. This was his 8th single released on the legendary 'Beggars Banquet' label (home of the Lurkers and Tubeway Army) on 1979. As I used to hang out in the Beggars banquet shop in Richmond, I got most of there releases for free, and this was one of them.

A bit of an odd one, and I'll let you decide what you think (leave a comment). The one that makes me laugh is the b-side (not even called the b-side but the Duff side) 'Duff Record', it sings along in a swing style about it being a duff record and Duffo actually succeeded in making a Duff Record. Brilliant.

if you want to know more about Duffo or try some of his new stuff then follow this link to his own web site.

Band: Duffo
Label: Beggars Banquet
Year: 1979
1. Give Me Back Me Brain
2. Duff Record

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:

If you like this and want to try out more Duffo Then buy these CDs from one of these links:

DUFFO FEATURING JEFF DUFF: ground control to frank sinatraDUFFO FEATURING JEFF DUFF: ground control to frank sinatra

the sound of david bowie channeling frank sinatra!... highly original and inspiring arrangements of bowie, sinatra and duffo classics.

Buy the CD

JEFF DUFF BAND: Lost In The StarsJEFF DUFF BAND: Lost In The Stars

rock with a slight jazz blues twist relying on unique arrangements and strong vocals.

Buy the CD


Anonymous said...

Ha ha, as the impressionable 14/15 year olds that we were at the time, my friends and I thought this was a great record!

Great blog by the way. It brings back memories of my youth, acquiring the latest singles, studying the picture sleeves, looking for that bit of scratched text in the run out... ah, the start of a life long obsession with collecting music.

Good work - keep it up!

45 Revolutions said...

Duffo came to tea at my parents' house once. 1980. Nice bloke.

John A said...

Noy having heard this for 30-odd years, I was really surprised to hear just how Strine he sounded! And yeah, just like anonymous said, this blog brings back some horribly intense memories of buying singles at Penny Farthing in Ilford and then studying the sleeves obsessively! Great stuff...

garychching said...

Thanks for you comment anon, you are so right about it becoming a life ling obsession, I thought as I got older I might slow down with the collecting, but if anything I'm getting worse.

garychching said...

Hi Steve, so come on then, how did Duffo end up coming round your house for tea?

garychching said...

Hi John A, thanks for your comment, its funny I didn't realize how many people like us there actually are. Scary.