Last summer, in a ground-breaking piece of rustic radio, Hooting Yard On The Air broadcast a very rare audio excerpt from the BBC’s magnificent bumpkin-and-yokel drama Lark Rise To Candleford. In this scene, one of the peasants sprawls next to the drainage ditch and recites Captain Beefheart’s “Old Fart At Play” from Trout Mask Replica. It is now available on the most recently-released podcast, or you can listen to it directly, here, without the rest of Mr Key’s babbling flummery.
I always thought it was “Rubber eyed rectum precisely detailed”, but the internet suggests “Rubber eye erect’n precisely detailed”.
Difficult to tell if you’re channeling Captain Beefheart or Pam Ayres here.
I can’t believe I missed this the first time round. Good job you shamelessly plugged it in this week’s podcast! Never have the much-lamented Good Captain’s words made so much sense.