Andy Partridge - Apples & Oranges / Humanoid Boogie

"1967’s Summer of Love has probably been written about, in retrospect, by more people than were directly affected by the original – assuming that something more than simply buying “A Whiter Shade of Pale” as a single is required to count as affected. The revolutionary fervour of 1968, the myriad demonstrations & upheavals in a variety of cities & countries probably had more enduring legacy – even if the political gains seemed few at the time. Irrespective of how history either lionises or demonises the years in question, it’s undeniable that both years were gifted with enduring soundtracks of epochal importance in pop & rock’s great firmament as the first era of psychedelic music blossomed in the UK, USA & beyond.

Given his musical history, it is perhaps no surprise to discover that Andy Partridge has a special affection for the music of that era or to find that it was the English bands with whom he feels a particular affinity – one would have been more likely, albeit only marginally, to encounter Dantalion’s Chariot on the radio in Swindon than say, The Charlatans (San Francisco variety) or Os Mutantes.

So when it came to making initial recordings in his newly upgraded studio at the end of 2017/start of 2018, it was to favoured tunes of half a century ago to which Mr. Partridge returned, specifically: Syd Barrett’s Apples & Oranges (originally the A side of the third Pink Floyd single issued in November 1967) & Neil Innes’ Humanoid Boogie (originally the Side Two opener from “The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse”, the second album by The Bonzo Dog Band released in November 1968). Andy was one of those few who bought & loved the Floyd single & its equally fab B side Paintbox – it was their first not to chart in the UK, while The Bonzos, having featured in Magical Mystery Tour, went on to a regular, much watched TV slot on “Do Not Adjust Your Set” which was broadcast in 1968/69, making the album a ‘must buy’ when it appeared.

Meanwhile in 2018, with the songs recorded & pleased with the result, the next question became how best to release them & a 4 track (both songs in Stereo & Mono, naturally) 10” vinyl EP format in a picture sleeve with neither song identified as an A side became the format of choice.

Additionally, the EP is being released as a limited edition of 1,396 copies, available exclusively here..




All copies of the EP come with a signed postcard. Limited to 2 per person.


Format: Vinyl/Cd
Artist: Andy Partridge
Availability: 28-06-2018
CatNo:    APEEP901

Apples and Oranges (stereo / mono)
Humanoid Boogie (stereo / mono)





Apples And Oranges

Got a flip-top pack of cigarettes in her pocket
Feeling good at the top
Shopping in sharp shoes
Walking in the sunshine town feeling very cool
But the butchers and the bakers in the supermarket stores
Getting everything she wants from the supermarket stores
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges

Cornering neatly she trips up sweetly
To meet the people
She's on time again
And then
I catch her by the eye then I stop and have to think
What a funny thing to do 'cause I'm feeling very pink
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges

I love she
She loves me
See you
See you

Thought you might to know
I'm the lorry driver man
She's on the run
Down by the river side
feeding ducks by the afternoon tide
(quack quack)
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges
Apples and oranges






Humanoid Boogie

Hi there!
Some people say it with flowers
Some people say it at Lloyds
But you don't find many tryin' to say it with humanoids

Well, the Humanoid Boogie's got the humanoid hip-types
Jumpin' and-a jivin'
Burnin' out their energy cells like an infrared hot dog
Motorbike heart beats flutter to the stutter
Of the humanoid heart-throb sobbin' out a tickertape tune
By the light of the moon
Bleep bleep keep rockin' daddy, do the stroll
Because the Humanoid Boogie's full of humanoid rock and roll

Mad Dan Sugar Man and Henrietta Holocaust
Introduce to you what's new on the humanoid scene
It's a wow, it's a scream
Knick knack paddywack, give a dog a humanoid
Let's have fun, gonna get a personality cell
If all goes well
Bleep bleep keep rockin' daddy, catch the power!
Because the Humanoid Boogie's been requested on Two-way Humanoid Hour

Oh bay-bee!

Some people say it with flowers, some people say it at Lloyds
But you don't find many tryin' to say it with humanoids

(Aaah aaah aaah aaah)

The Humanoid Boogie's gonna get to number one in the
Char char char char charts voted by the
People eople eople eople eople eople of the record-buying publicoid
Programmed to a multiple response ratio
It's a wow, it's a gas, it's a Wall Street Crash
Like cigar ash
Bleep bleep keep rockin' daddy, do the stroll!!!
Because the Humanoid Boogie's full of humanoid rock and roll!!!

Oh yeahhhhh!!!