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Some words (and bits of words) [not actually from Beef Scarecrow but never mind]
FINALLY, after over seven years of lurking in the wilderness, Gary Le Strange's last album, the uncompromisingly bizarre multi-concept leviathan Beef Scarecrow, is available for worldwide download at CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and a zillion other online musical boutiques. Originally recorded in 2006 as a promotional accompaniment to his live show of the same name, the album follows a reimagined version of Gary as he abandons his former "Neo-Regency Face Warrior" persona in favour of a genre-busting mash-up of psychedelia, prog, glam rock, folk, jazz, blues and Britpop, showcasing a unique and often disturbing cycle of offbeat songs about rotting scarecrows, evil pipers, violent whelks, genetically re-engineered wolves, imaginary cartoon swan Gods and bowler hats with bees on.

As a result, my shiny website has gone Beef Scarecrow cuckoo, featuring an embarrassment of beef-related scarecrowiness, including but not limited to these pictures, these lyrics, the original script for the live show and a sprawling set of album notes explaining what the Hell the album is and why the Hell it happened. If that's not enough for you, you might also be able to catch Gary singing one or two of these songs live on stage at London's Soho Theatre this Friday December 6th when he joins Rich Fulcher and His Fucked Up Friends.

This remastered version of Beef Scarecrow joins Polaroid Suitcase, Face Academy and Glamoronica to complete Gary Le Strange's back catalogue. I wonder what he'll do next?

Anyone interested to find out what I've been up to since might want to take a look at Crackanory on Dave channel (and its sister channels Dave HD and Dave ja vu), for which I wrote the theme tune and the background score. Produced by Arnold Widdowson for Tiger Aspect and featuring such glittering guest presenters as Harry Enfield, Sally Phillips, Jessica Hynes and Jack Dee, the regular showing is on Wednesday nights, usually at 10 pm, though you can catch repeats later that evening and through the week. Episodes 1 to 3 have already aired but the final three episodes of the series can be seen on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

Finally, Gareth Tunley and Tom Meeten's short film The Baron, for which I also wrote the music, is to be screened as part of the LOCO film festival at the Ritzy in Brixton at the ripe old time of 11 am on Sunday January 26th. Yes, you heard me. But if you can't wait that long, hate Sunday mornings and don't mind seeing it on a smaller screen, it is now available for all to view on Vimeo. The closing title music is also free to download from the Music section of this site.
Gary Le Miserable
A cross-section of Crackanory presenters


Beef Scarecrow
Album notes
and general info


Words
The lyrics of
Beef Scarecrow

BEEF SCARECROW is available from Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 for worldwide download on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon MP3. It is also available to listen to on Spotify and will soon be appearing on a whole host of other online shops, mobile apps and internet radio stations.

A single cow's eye glistening in the middle of his face


Gallery
Publicity shots from the
Beef Scarecrow sessions
Wall Bowler
Crackanory - I wrote the music for it


The Baron
A short film I did
the music for
Tom Meeten is The Baron


Beef Scarecrow
Buy it now
on CD Baby
Gary in civvies


Beef Scarecrow
Buy it now
on Amazon
The Beef Scarecrow
Gary Le Very Strange Indeed, by Steve Ullathorne, 2006
Glamoronica Now Available
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