Veteran pop duo Jimmy Rhythm and Ricky Blues, better known as Jimmy and Ricky to their ten's of fans, yesterday spoke out in the wake of their latest album being banned from all major radio station playlists.
The experimental duo's latest offering, the concept album, entitled 'Mother's Got Diarrhoea', has drawn heavy criticism from within the industry. CEO of Splatt Records, Philip Twatterton, was one of the first to criticise the controversial album. He said, "Standards in the British music industry have dropped recently, but this is a new low. It's a terrible album which leaves a bad taste in the mouth. To be honest, and I didn't think it was possible, it's worse than Adele's last album."
Jimmy and Ricky's album, which contains sampled recordings of both their mother's defacating after a particularly vicious curry, has been defended by their label boss, Malcolm Dibdab, who said, "The album 'Mother's Got Diarrhoea' is a ground breaking piece of musical art. When pressed to explain further, Mr. Dibdab said, "I can't because I don't know what I'm talking about."
Jimmy Rhythm attempted to give a more detailed explanation, "The album is a reflection of the state of the world today." At this point Ricky Blues interupted, "Basically, life is shit." Sipping from his pint of Absynth, he continued, "It is a departure from our last album, 'Pull Up Your Panties, My Wife's Home', which was a traditional pop record. This is experimental and perhaps ahead of it's time but I think it's our best album in 20 years. But what do I know? After all, I do drink 6 bottles of Absynth a day."
Rhythm, loosening the belt around his arm, pondered, "Do we care if radio station's don't play it? Not really, they're all pricks anyway. Our fans have stuck with us through thick and thin. Well, some of them have."
Jimmy and Ricky's album, 'Mother's Got Diarrhoea', is available to buy from shiteTunes today. There will also be a limited edition brown vinyl version released in March.