Slapp Happy Sort Of (50th Anniversary)

3rd October 2023

Format Info

Black Vinyl
One of the greatest ever outsider pop LPs. Sort Of is Slapp Happy’s masterpiece – a winning mix of European Velvet Underground-ism, Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Faust – with a similarly hippy shit disregard for rules. Retrospectively they became best known for Mazzy Star covering their gorgeous song, Blue Flower.
In 1972, left-wing intellectual film critic Uwe Nettelbeck suggested to Anthony Moore that he might write some straight songs (relatively speaking), which in turn prompted Moore to invite his old schoolfriend Peter Blegvad over to Hamburg to form the band Slapp Happy. Dagmar Krause, a young singer from Hamburg and Moore‘s girlfriend, joined them both on their trip to Wümme to record what was to become this album, Sort of, using Faust as their rhythm section.
In honour of this album´s 50th anniversary the album will get a nicely remastered reissue on the newly founded Week–End Records – the festival‘s inhouse label who managed to get the band together for final reunion shows in November 2016 and spring 2017.