Ennui in the UK

Around May 2020 I had the idea one morning that I should do a lounge version of the Sex Pistol's Anarchy in the UK. I was so taken by the idea that I immediately recorded it that day and the next, at least as my memory tells me a year and a half later. It turned out loungey and depressive. When I decided to bundle my songs into the album Disemvoweled, I thought that my version was better described as Ennui in the UK, but otherweise it's really the same song, at a much slower 60 as opposed to 132 beat per minute. As this stretches the song out so long, I dropped the one verse: "Is this the M.P.L.A?" etc - it was just too long!

The original song is copyright 1976 to Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon and Glen Matlock, recorded on EMI. Note that Matlock was the bass player previous to Simon John Ritchie a.k.a. Sid Vicious. Sid played the song often enough, for instance check out this YouTube video of a live performance.

Here are the lyrics to the song at the top lyrics site, genius.com.

I placed the song as a bonus track on my Disemvoweled album as it was a cover, not an original.

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