Chicot the Hippo

Cpl. Candies Lovely Tarts Pub Stand

 

Back in 1967 no one really considered rock music to be particularly important (still thought of as a passing teenage trend) and it most definitely was not categorized as being actually Art. All that changed with Chicot’s next album, “Corporal Candy’s Lovely Tarts Pub Stand”. With this record he created an undeniable work of art which remains, after 30-plus years, one of the most influential albums of all time. It still sits securely at the number 1 spot in almost every list that has been compiled of the best, or most significant albums in history. And the few lists that don’t have it at number 1 are quite frankly just plain wrong.