Boomkat Product Review:
Ever wondered what happened to all those mucky letters you sent into Razzle over the years? Well, they probably landed on the desk of some minimum-wage GNVQ journalist student whose work placement wasn't quite as glamorous as they were expecting. They promised nuddie women! A reissue of the 2002 album which collated the bulging sacks (smirk..) of porn star fan clubs then read them out in a cavalcade of familiar voices ranging from Cary Grant and and James Mason through to Obi Wan Kenobi and Kenneth Williams, 'Dirty Fan Male' has since become a Edinburgh-felling stage show and the subject of a forthcoming C4 documentary. At turns hilarious, pathetic and very very creepy (see 'Martin's First Letter' and his claims that "were I alive you wouldn't have to be doing this..."), the level of delusion amongst those whose correspondence has been narrated is quite staggering (as is the use of the word 'w*nk). Not for the easily offended, 'Dirty Fan Male' is nonetheless an intriguing album which might make you feel a bit grubby after listening to it. Can I have that in a bag please mate.