Friday, January 21, 2005

Maybe its the Baywindow girl

Momus with hoody

Momus is in fact Nick Currie. An original Creation Records artist signed by Alan McGee in 1987. His output has been vast and various and I hope to post up some older tracks another time. He has caused much controversy over his lyrical content (explicit sexual references) and his openness and willingness to talk and sing about sexual politics from a male perspective.
The NME loved him... for "Tender Pervert"

"One of the most provocative, intelligent songwriters around; someone who'll tackle sexuality, (im)morality, and the sins of the world with almost embarrassing sincerity." Len Brown, NME

..and hated him... for "Hippopotamus"

"Momus is a bit like a mussel: it tastes good when swallowed whole, but examine it too closely and it looks as disgusting as a shrivelled, unidentifiable piece of sexual organ. Spit it out immediately." Betty Page, NME

He has lived in London, New York, Paris, Tokyo and (presently) Berlin.
He has an excellent web presence including his own blog and newsgroup.
Recently he has posted up "Oskar Originals" comprising mp3s of the original versions of the songs on the 2003 album from Momus, Oskar Tennis Champion.
Oh, and look you can even buy a Momus doll!