20 June 2011

Bill, The Galactic Hero

I was more fond of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series myself, but I practically wore out my original cassette copy of Bill. This rip is from the vinyl that replaced it thanks to a lucky charity shop find a few years back. Produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer and told by Kerry Shale, Bill still sounds great despite being heavily abridged to fit on an LP. Music and effects are courtesy of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop (natch) and there are some cues that may sound familiar from other places. The sleeve art deserves special mention as it is truly vile in a way that only sleeve art from 1984 can be.



Alex Cox said...

Thank you so much for posting this! And yes, what horrible cover art. Compare it with the cover of the Penguin edition of BILL from 1965. Such sixties elegance. Such eighties... urgh.

Mr. Primate said...

Thank you sir, and as a long time aficionado of your work, may I wish you the very best of luck with the movie version!

I found my old Moviedrome programme only the old other day, smashing.