Cornershop - Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast
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1. Who Fingered Rock ‘n’ Roll?
2. Soul School
3. Half Brick
4. Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast
5. Shut Douthall Down
6. Free Love
7. The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)
8. Operation Push
9. The Mighty Quinn (Dylan)
10. The Constant Springs
12. The Turned On Truth (The Truth Is Turned On)
They’re back again, and Cornershop, one of Britain’s most treasured institutions, haven’t lost an ounce of their trademark spunk or spark.
After an incredible 7 year hiatus, due mostly to the influence of new family life, they follow-up the acclaimed ‘Handcream For A Generation’ with another longplayer of inspiration and choice.
‘Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast’ rocks in the same vein of the transglobal, genre-bending pop eclecticism of their breakthrough Mercury prize-nominated album ‘When I Was Born For The 7th Time’, and comes close to covering every genre in the canon.
Like previous Cornershop albums, ‘Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast’ draws on soul, funk and rock and features various Indian instruments played by the band’s main songwriter Tjinder Singh. Cornershop are as The Times and most major papers in the UK have declared, “the most treasured of British institutions”, and their return to music is a welcome one.
Their music is also known for the same strong political views the members share, and is heavily themed around race politics. When Morrissey was slammed in the UK press in the early ‘90s for making alledged raciscst comments, the members of Cornershop famously burnt a photo of the pop star out the front of EMI.
Musically it is not hard to draw comparisons to rock and pop cl;assicists like T-REX, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, although notable UK DJ Rob Da Bank describes it more broadly as “encompassing the best 40 years into one album”.