Pinky Beecroft


Pinky Beecroft and the White Russians – ‘Fabulous Driving’

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If you think you knew Pinky Beecroft, it might be time to re-evaluate your preconceptions. For better or worse, his new material sounds nothing like Machine Gun Fellatio – free from the constraints of the ‘quirky’ pop image to which he was once forced to pander, Beecroft has moved to produce the most affecting and beautiful music of his career.

His debut album with the White Russians retains his dry sense of humour but appropriates it to more mature compositions and lyrical narratives.

‘Fabulous Driving’ is a piano-driven ballad that reminds listeners what a great voice Beecroft always had beneath the spandex and ridiculous glasses. It’ simple, fragile, and the bare arrangement is fleshed out by an understated, sombre tone.

The only thing as good as discovering an artist with this king of talent is rediscovering an artist who you never knew had it in them. (Then again, he is credited as co-writer on ‘No Aphrodisiac’ – though the merit therein is almost as subjective as his involvement with MGF).


3 Responses

  1. digitslicer

    December 2, 2008 10:56 pm

    I f*%^cking love it – MGF were awesome but its high time people pushed them back in their minds long enough to see what PB & WR have been coming out with

    i love the new album

  2. ssquab

    December 3, 2008 5:18 pm

    i take issue with the assertion that one couldn’t know beecroft had it in him (ie the capacity to write beautiful meaningful blow-yr-small-mind-music). i think beecroft is pretty much a musical genius. and anyone who bothered to listen carefully to MGF could decipher what was genuine lyricism from the attempts at pandering to pop culture. THAT SAID. i think you have written a very nice review. cheers.

  3. Matt Hickey

    December 16, 2008 7:48 pm

    i’ve actually met pinky beecroft a few times and even interviewed him for brisbane street press. he’s hilarious – definitely the best interview i’ve ever done – and he commented on and laughed at the disparity between mgf and his new project himself.
    it wasn’t an overly harsh criticism of his work. i know what he says about people who give him bad reviews so i wouldn’t dare go down that path.
    point is, this song is fairly great.



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