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5.10 Marvin, the Paranoid Rock Star (Douglas Adams)




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This article is from the Douglas Adams FAQ, by Nathan Hughes nhughes@umich.edu with numerous contributions by others.

5.10 Marvin, the Paranoid Rock Star (Douglas Adams)

Marvin was a (UK) pop-star. He not only had a number of singles released,
but he even appeared on "Top of The Pops" (BBC's rather popular pop-music
programme.)

Entry from the Guinness "British Hit Singles" book (verbatim):

MARVIN the PARANOID ANDROID
UK, Robot 4 wks
16 May 81 MARVIN Polydor POSP 261 .......... 53 4 wks

#There were two singles: 'Marvin' and 'Reasons to be Miserable'. The B-sides
#were 'Metal Man' and 'Marvin I Love You'. The 'Reasons to be
#Miserable'/'Marvin I Love You' single was actually a 'double B-Side'.
#(Disclaimer: I think I've matched the flipsides to the right A-sides, but I
#could be wrong!) As a point of interest, "Reasons tot be Miserable" was
#almost certainly a parody of "Reasons to be Cheerful" by Ian Dury and the
#Blockheads.

I've no idea how easy it would be to get these on the Vinyl collectors
market nowadays, very hard indeed I would presume. I've no idea
whether or not the recordings are still available in some other
format, but I somehow doubt it - sadly unless polydor & friends can be
persuaded to release the copyright most hikerholics will never get to
hear Marvin singing...

*As a last resort, you might try locating some of the Marvin songs on
*a Dr. Demento compilation.

 

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