Mad.Men-Eng.Dog

Lyrics

(1)

Da da da da dah
Well mad men, mad men, mad men …
Mad

The mad new English dog has lost the plot
Times he'd lost the plot
Gone to the rottweillers
Rot not a lot

The stolen yellow card
The money’s in the bank
Delay on Monday
Platonic air corps staff by banking staff
The mad English dog-man

Saying why the fuck did they object?
Older, but wiser, more in debt
Won’t call the man for you at all 
Amuse your soul with fate
Mad men
Mad men
Mad men

And

It’s like a laughing stock and two barrels


People like you want to be like me - hard men
To sax and drumming Jazz FM  (2)

Notes

1. One of the Fall's many weird-out tracks, complete with strange punctuation in the title. The latter seems to be a nod to Noel Coward's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" (see also "British People in Hot Weather"). The lyrics most likely are uninterpretable.  

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2. From 1994 to 2004 there was a Manchester radio station called "Jazz FM." There was also a London station of the same name from 1990 to 2005 (although it shortened its name to JFM in 1994 in the hopes that listeners wouldn't realize they were listening to jazz).

According to Steve:

Worth noting that the mysterious electronic music at the very end of the track is a piece of library music called "Electromind", which I would imagine has been taped/sampled from an episode of The Prisoner called "The General." I imagine there's some kind of cryptic link to the song, but I haven't a clue what it might be.

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Comments (8)

Martin
  • 1. Martin | 28/01/2014
"Jazz FM" possibly refers to the now-defunct Manchester-based radio station of the same name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100.4_Jazz_FM. It could also refer to a London-based station of the same name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/102.2_Jazz_FM
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 02/03/2014
"air core"

It's surely "air corps", isn't it?

Dan
bzfgt
  • 3. bzfgt | 11/03/2014
Definitely. That must have come over from the Parade.
Steve
  • 4. Steve | 16/05/2014
Worth noting that the mysterious electronic music at the very end of the track is a piece of library music called "Electromind", which I would imagine has been taped/sampled from an episode of The Prisoner called "The General." I imagine there's some kind of cryptic link to the song, but I haven't a clue what it might be.
Bazhdaddy
  • 5. Bazhdaddy | 11/09/2018
Suggestions, as heard here;
at 00:29 "a mad new English dog has lost the plot, times six, lost the plot, gone to the rottweilers, rot, not a lot"
at 00:49 "delay on Monday"

at 1:49 "it's like laughing stock and two barrels" presumably a reference to the film Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
bzfgt
  • 6. bzfgt (link) | 13/10/2018
Yeah I think so but I'm not sure of "times six"
bzfgt
  • 7. bzfgt (link) | 13/10/2018
Also "rock not locks" or somthing maybe

I can't pick it up, you're as close as we've been I think
bzfgt
  • 8. bzfgt (link) | 13/10/2018
Most of yours but some a little different

Also "Amuse your soul"

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