Legal Man

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"Legal Man"
Belle & Sebastian - Legal Man.jpg
Single by Belle & Sebastian
Released 22 May 2000
Format CD (JPRCDS018)
12" vinyl (JPR12018)
7" vinyl (JPR7018)
Genre Indie pop, neo-psychedelia
Length 9:28
Label Jeepster Records
Songwriter(s) Isobel Campbell, Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke, Stuart David, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin (musician), Stuart Murdoch
Producer(s) Tony Doogan
Belle & Sebastian
Belle & Sebastian singles chronology
"This Is Just a Modern Rock Song"
(1998)
"Legal Man"
(2000)
"Jonathan David"
(2001)
"This Is Just a Modern Rock Song"
(1998)
"Legal Man"
(2000)
"Jonathan David"
(2001)

"Legal Man" is a single released by Belle & Sebastian on Jeepster Records in 2000. The title track also features Jonny Quinn (on congas), Rozanne Suarez (on vocals) and The Maisonettes (on vocals). The cover features band members Stevie Jackson and Isobel Campbell along with Adrienne Payne and Rozanne Suarez. All three tracks from the single were later collected on the Push Barman to Open Old Wounds compilation. The track became their highest charting single up to that point, reaching #15 in the UK singles chart. They also made their debut on Top of the Pops to perform this song.

The two B-side tracks are notable for their historical significance; "Judy Is a Dick Slap" is the first instrumental released by the band, while "Winter Wooskie" is the third and final lead vocal from former bass player Stuart David, who left the band in 2000. Initially a demo, the track was completed by the other members after David's departure as a farewell gesture.[1]

Track listing[edit]

(all songs written by Belle & Sebastian)

  1. "Legal Man" – 2:42
  2. "Judy Is a Dick Slap" – 4:05 (5:01 on the 12" release)
  3. "Winter Wooskie" – 2:41

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