JILTED JOHN: Live!: LP/CD

Jilted John, a.k.a. Graham Fellows, is a novelty new wave comedy act who had a big chart hit in the late 1970s with the song “Jilted John,” more well known for its repeated refrain of “Gordon is a Moron.” Whilst going to youth club/school discos, this was a great song for teenagers to jump around and shout along to. That was my brief encounter with Jilted John as I eschewed the True Love Stories and spent my money on more angry music. Forty years or so on, Jilted John performed an anniversary tour in which he played all of that one album along with a handful of other songs, documented on this live album. It’s mildly amusing on the first listen, but not being a fan of his music means that this doesn’t resonate with me in the way it probably does with those acquainted with his complete output. I can’t see me spending much time with this but if you were a fan of that one album this might be something worth checking out. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, [email protected], bosstuneage.bigcartel.com)