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Tuesday 3 August 2021

The Boy With The Arab Strap


2021 Charity Shop Purchases 51  -Belle and Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap

The Boy with the Arab Strap the third album by Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian from 1998 on the Jeepster label has an album and song title which would have graced Rol's excellent Snapshots #200 
Named after fellow Glasgow band Arab Strap, as opposed to the sexual device, and a title which did not go down well with Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton despite them being friends of the band.
The album cover is a photograph by Stuart Murdoch of fellow band member Chris Geddes.

For good measure I've also gone for another song with a musical namecheck for good measure. With lead vocals by Stevie Jackson as opposed to Stuart Murdoch the song Seymour Stein is a reference to the legendary founder of Sire Records home of the Talking Heads, Ramones and Madonna amongst others

I think that I now have all the essential B&S albums.

1 comment:

  1. This is where I came in, and it’s still my favorite to this day.