This has had a very difficult birth, and has ended up coming out in two disjointed, bloody pieces. The other piece, though very beautiful, is not fit for aural consumption at time of writing. Even with little woolly booties on.
After various interstellar musical collisions with Food, this was my first proper go at a rhapsodic but cohesive composition, dating from about 1990, which goes through various genres, from straight rock, striptease to psychedelia, before getting tied up with a neat little bow. It has seen many chops and changes along the way. The strongest influence comes from a band called Ring, whom most of you will never have heard. (Check youtube).
At least three sets of lyrics have been written, the most interesting of which will probably emerge, covered in blood, rabbit fur and meconium in a later version. I will probably need an epidural and a few stitches afterwards.
We are concerned with the true, but improbable story of Mary Toft, an illiterate servant girl from Godalming, Surrey, (where I lived for a short while), who in 1726 perpetuated an elaborate hoax on the medical profession of the day, which even the King's surgeon was summoned to investigate.
If I mention that she is the only person who is documented pulling bunnies out of a pussy, it should be enough to whet your appetite.
The whole incident became a national scandal, and is the subject of a famous engraving by Hogarth (one of my favorite artists) from which the rather naughty title comes. The details of the tale are well documented, and easily found online. Far better than anything in the Tabloids today.
Or just listen to all the funny twists and turns, and munch on a piece of raw carrot.
released February 22, 2016
Written and arranged by Brennan Young
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