BOBBY FUNK: Longing for the Bonging: LP/CD

When I first saw Bobby Funk live, I was impressed by the band’s anarchic approach. Now a few years on, with a couple of single releases under its belt, Longing for the Bonging brings the anarchy to the long format. When listening to this band I always get the sense of a group which has quite a fresh take on punk rock and which really wants to have some fun. It’s a raucous collection and it’s hard to ignore songs like the garage punk weirdness of “I’m a Cat” or “Dunch,” a song about Judi Dench and her extra meal between lunch and dinner. The humor continues in “Breakfast Means Breakfast,” a simple yet punchy ditty about the most important meal of the day, espousing the virtue of the traditional, and great, English breakfast. This is everything I could have asked for from the Cornish quartet. –Rich Cocksedge (TNS, [email protected], tnsrecords.co.uk)