Review by DjBatman|
4 stars out of 4
Opera and dance music. A theme that McLaren would have touched again
later in "Round the outside! Round the outside!" (1990).
This concept album melts some classic arias from Puccini and Bizet with
the sound of drum machines, synths and rap vocals. McLaren appears here
and there with his weird vocals: as Lt. Pinkerton of US Navy, commenting
the sad story of Cho Cho San, told by Puccini in "Madam
Butterfly"; or in the self-biographical "Boys chorus"
(which contains the aria "La' sui monti dell'est"). The title
track is about a girl who is a fan of some singer... and the voice of
the girl reading a letter to her idol "Dear Peter, I am one of your
greatest fans..." is interrupted by inserts of "Nessun dorma"
(long before Pavarotti/Carrares/ Domingo's use of the same aria). One
of the happiest moments in the career of the prankster genius of