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Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Sultans of Ping are back!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YEEESSS! YEEESSS! YEEESSS! YEEESSS! I'm very excited about this.

Those of you who Know Their Indie will remember this band as a novelty, comedy band, a one hit wonder, maybe a band that bizarrely changed their name from the Sultans of Ping FC to the Sultans of Ping (when Sony told them to drop the football songs and stop being a comedy combo) and then to the Sultans (when the band went all serious, and their fanbase dwindled).

Those of you who worship at the Temple Of All Things Good will know them more for their riotous gigs, Niall O'Flaherty's endless banter with the crowd, and the astonishing wordplay which resulted in couplets like "One Night Of Mischeiva/In A Yellow Vauxhall Viva" and "You said Dostoevsky was the greatest of them all/In my opinion Boniek had better ball control".

The good word is that the Sultans are BACK. Playing LIVE. Here in ESSEX. This YEAR. In fact it's in Grays on Saturday 19 November, and I can't chuffin wait. For Christ's sake, if you have heard of them, and are mildly curious, this could be the last call, go and see them!

Sultans Of Ping FC - Kick Me With Your Leather Boots.mp3
Sultans of Ping FC - Robocop.mp3
Sultans Of Ping FC - Turnip Fish.mp3
Information about the Sultans of Ping UK show

posted by Paul at 10:09 am


Blogger Ekko said...

God I'd totally forgotten these guys. thansk for the memories.

Sunday, October 09, 2005 10:51:00 am  
Blogger Ekko said...

God I'd totally forgotten these guys. thansk for the memories. MP3s aren't loaded, though. Problem with downloading.

Sunday, October 09, 2005 10:52:00 am  
Blogger Paul said...

Should be OK now ... I coded it wrong. I'm currently changing the website around at the moment so there's going to be all sorts of problems!

Sunday, October 09, 2005 11:08:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this band!!! thanks for the memories, from me too!

Monday, October 10, 2005 4:38:00 pm  
Anonymous Linda said...

this band is legend!! love em!!!

Friday, October 14, 2005 9:35:00 pm  
Anonymous Paul said...

I assume at some stage you lay on the ground kicking your legs in the air to Turnip Fish.
I saw them once with a friend in the Rock Garden in Dublin on a Saturday afternoon- extra free show because the gig the night before was full. We were the only two people at the gig kicking our legs with sober gusto. It's hard to know whether our actions conquered the hearts of the girls we were trying to impress. Hmmm
Thanks for the mp3s. I have these on vinyl in a wardrobe somewhere.
Thanks Armitage Shanks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 2:55:00 pm  
Blogger Paul said...

My memory doesn't go back that far .. but yeah I probably did! I do remember seeing the spectactle for the first time and saying out loud "WTF". Obviously not in an internet acronym way.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 2:57:00 pm  
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