Vampires Stole My Lunch Money
|Vampires Stole My Lunch Money|
|Studio album by Mick Farren|
|Released||August 1978; Pathway Studio, London|
|Label||Logo Records - LOGO1010|
|Mick Farren chronology|
Farren had left music performance after his 1970 album Mona – The Carnivorous Circus to concentrate on journalism and writing. However, in 1976 he had the opportunity whilst in New York to record the single "Play With Fire"/"Lost Johnny" reigniting his interest in performing again. The Screwed Up EP followed in 1977, recorded for Stiff Records and featuring Larry Wallis, Paul Rudolph, Alan Powell and Andy Colquhoun.
Newly formed Logo Records approached Farren with the possibility of re-releasing some of his material but were delighted when he expressed a preference for recording new material. Retaining his band, minus Rudolph who had returned to his native Canada, the group recorded this album which featured guest appearances from fellow NME journalist Chrissie Hynde, Curved Air singer Sonja Kristina, former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and harmonica player Will Stalybrass.
"Half Price Drinks"/"I Don't Want To Go This Way" was released as a single from the album, followed by the non-album single "Broken Statue"/"It's All In The Picture".
All tracks composed by Mick Farren and Larry Wallis; except where indicated
- "Trouble Coming Everyday" (Frank Zappa)
- "Half Price Drinks"
- "I Don’t Want To Go This Way"
- "I Want a Drink"
- "Son of a Millionaire"
- "Zombie Line"
- "Bela Lugosi" (Farren, Andy Colquhoun)
- "People Call You Crazy" (Farren, Andy Colquhoun)
- "Fast Eddie" (Farren, Andy Colquhoun)
- "Let Me In, Damn You"
- "(I Know From) Self Destruction" (Farren)
- "Drunk In The Morning"
- Mick Farren – Vocals
- Larry Wallis – Guitar and bass
- Andy Colquhoun – Guitar and bass
- Alan Powell – Drums
- Chrissie Hynde – vocals
- Sonja Kristina – vocals
- Wilko Johnson – guitar
- Will Stalybrass – harmonica
- Chas Heatherington - electronics