Good God: RPL creeps to #2!

Davey Dreamnation’s popularity is at its highest since his infamous breakthrough to #1 on the mp3.com.au charts in October 2002. Recognition of Prior Learning, the astonishing aural experience that has been described by Howard Jones as “theft – pure and simple”, by Chris de Burgh as “Not a patch on Eastern Wind” and by Stung as “seething” has climbed to #2 on the Lo Fi Album charts, only one step away from #1, obviously. BBFQ, meanwhile, has crept up a notch or two since last week also. The “out-take” track now trembles on the edge of greatness, at #6, with Maple Lanes also making a charge, sitting just outside the top ten. The success of RPL is seen by some as vindication of Davey’s decision not to appear on Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s come-back album. Others, however, see the whole affair as a hoax. “Well, what proof have we got that it’s not just Davey downloading his own songs?” seethed an exiled Scaramouche from a paddock adjacent to the Hume Weir near Albury. “Davey’s a cheat, and you can quote me on that, all day long.” Sources resident in Tribesco suggest that Dreamnation has another album already recorded, though of course spokesperson and gifted flautist Stung is saying nothing at this point. Rod Stewart also weighed into the debate yesterday, making an unexpected attack on his former friend and lacrosse partner. “Look, my greatest fear is that Davey will switch to covering old standards and dressing in a tuxedo. So far I’ve managed to corner that part of the market, but if I start to get competition, well there goes my weekly perm and bleach job. I’m seething, and I can understand why Stung is seething too. I taught him the meaning of the word. My larynx is wilting under the strain.” Dreamnation meanwhile refused to comment on Stewart’s “absurd verbal diahorrea”, claiming that “that tosser’s ‘music’ can’t even speak for itself.”

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