Is Vic There?
|"Is Vic There?"|
|Single by Department S|
|A-side||"Is Vic There?"|
|B-side||"Solid Gold Easy Action"|
|Released||29 December 1980|
|Format||7" and 12" vinyl|
|Genre||Post-punk, indie rock|
|Label||Demon Records, RCA Records, Stiff Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Mike Herbage, Vaughn Toulouse|
|Producer(s)||Dale Griffin/Overend Watts|
It was produced by former Mott the Hoople members Buffin and Overend Watts. The title is a quotation from a Monty Python sketch titled "Phone-In", which closed the comedy troupe's 1973 Matching Tie and Handkerchief album.
A 1981 release of the single in the US by Stiff Records featured a different B-side, "Put All the Crosses in the Right Boxes", as did a remixed edition of the song released that year by Stiff as a single in Europe.
Dave Clarke included a cover of "Is Vic There?" (sung by Louisahhh!!!) on his 2017 album, The Desecration of Desire.
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