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Sailor (1974) & Trouble (1975)
Nevertheless these were/are two most enjoyable albums with Henry Marsh and Phil Pickett's joint Nickelodeon playing to the fore and Georg Kajanus's Bryan Ferry-style looks and voice dominating every track. Lyrics about ports, oceans, prostitutes, bars and harbours abound in some most atmospheric songs such as A Sailor's Night On The Town, The Street, Let's Go To Town, the Parisian Josephine Baker, The Girls Of Amsterdam and the marvellously evocative and sad The Old Nickelodeon Sound. I just love that track.
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Traffic Jam was an ecological "almost hit" single from the debut album and Blue Desert an appealing ballad about the sea. Sailor is a rousing song to his ship mates urging them to take care of themselves, STD-wise. All stirring singalong stuff.