Here Come The Popes Part 3 7” single (purple vinyl) and download
Released September 2008
Here Come The Popes Part 3 is the latest in a series of songs from Sergeant Buzfuz cataloguing the sordid history of the Papacy - a string-driven romp through the 11th and 12th centuries. "Something a bit special" (Tom Robinson, BBC 6). Sgt Buzfuz hail from the North and the Midlands but are based in South London. Here Come The Popes Part 3 is from their forthcoming 4th album High Slang, due in early 2009. The album is a mixture of pop, punk, psychedelia, Arabic percussion, Celtic folk, remix culture, classical, drone-rock and improv music. B side Dentist To The Stars is a sinister tale of an anaeshetist who dreams of killing a celebrity patient as they slumber to a soundtrack of shimmering dulcimer.
“One of my favourite songs for some time... I love its spirit, I love the idea behind it, I love the fact that it’s like nothing else I’ve ever heard” (Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2)
“Absolutely brilliant” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6)
“like the Pogues beating up My Life Story....Single of the month by a mile” (Playlouder)
"Popes manages to be political, amusing, adventurous, intelligent and incredibly memorable, features which are rare in isolation, and seldom ever found in the same song at the same time. It’s quirky without being whacky, imaginative without being self-indulgent, and funny without being throwaway. It may even at times make you feel angry." (Sweeping The Nation - 100 Best Tracks Of The Noughties)
“a bizarre string-driven song about those popes of the middle ages that’s kind of XTCish” (Organ)
“unselfconsciously smart-pop, with a noir-psychedelic twist” (Sounds XP) "sounds rather like what you’d get if the characters in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales had played a football match instead of making a pilgrimage (Bearded)
|1||Here Come The Popes Part 3||3:05||£0.60|
|2||Dentist To The Stars||2:28||£0.60|
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