The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
“Now that have you bought this Album, switch off the telly, pour yourself a drink, and find a nice soft easy chair. Then sit down after the kids are in bed, you’ll find it a great tonic after a hard day’s work.
On this Record, Hector not only proves he is the KING of Clubland.. but also… THE QUEEN! This is one of his better known characters, the Lady of Easy Virtue. This act, if you will pardon the expression, is a “well loved” character, which has been requested so much that he has decided to put it on wax. The laughter on this disc is not canned, but is a genuine reaction from a working class audience who are out for a real belly laugh, which is exactly what they get.
The acceptance if risque jokes from Hector only goes to prove that has that little bit of magic which an audience recognises. To say he is a popular comic is a gross understatement, wherever he plays he has instant sold-out notices. We recommend this disc to all who have a sense of humour, it will ease the creaks in your funny bone. As Confucius might have said, “he who laughs last must have heard Hector Nicol.”…. Tell your friends about this album now, as Hector says, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can put in tonight.””
So, I’m back to reviewing British comedy records. I didn’t have the best experience with the last one I had done, but hey, maybe this is better?
So, hey it has an introduction by a guy who doesn’t seem to have an British accent, but then Hector begins singing, and well, everyone is laughing – except me. He kind of sounds like Nathan Lane, so that’s good. It kind of reminds me of Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire when he does all the impressions, everyone is still laughing except me. There is a lot of fat jokes going on, and people laughing, however, this is having no affect on me at all still. Onwards to the B-Side.
The B-Side just goes right into the comedy act, still nothing for me. I guess it’s because British humor is harder for me to understand or something? I don’t know, I just didn’t feel this one, it wasn’t overly funny nor could it keep my attention.
A – Queen of the Road
B – More Queen of the Road
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced – Clem Dane for New Key Productions
Recorded Live at Baird and Scottish Social Club, Gartsherry
Engineer – Chris Adams
Music – Two’s Company
Photograph – David Kingston, Studio 16
Thanks to Gary Ward, Cheeky Bee, Clem Dane & Ian Wilson
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