After the release of the cassette-only Space College and The Theory of Everything, they said music was over. Well, it didn't turn out that way, so Bing has (mind) expanded the original release, a few cuts here, a few additions there, and here is Space College and The Theory of Everything in its full CD glory. If this doesn't finally see music off, nothing will.
Produced by Bing and the mysterious Xentos Bentos, and engineered and arranged by the even more mysterious Xentos "Fray" Bentos, this magnum opus, years in the making, will turn your brains inside out, roll them in a spicy blend of science and philosophy and then stuff them back into your head. The head and brain is then placed into the oven of Truth for 45 minutes and you come out the other end wiser, mellower, richer and more beautiful.
An intuitively sharp lyricist with few peers
- The Wire (UK)
Bing Selfish: The Crown Prince of Avant-Garde Pop, the dapper crooning Dean Martin of the disaffected and disenfranchised. A South London myth whose songs of intrigue / betrayal / lust / science and imagination scan the 20th century and beyond...holding a hand out in a lyrical gesture of hope to those living under the yolk of the Fab Me generation...
Bing is a phemonenon in the galaxy of songsters today
- Chris Cutler
As the macho rock establishment sinks to new depths of mediocrity and plagiarism, Bing Selfish and his phemominal backing band The Ideals have created the perfect antidote, pure pop music, adventurous and subversive, a truthful call to arms for all who know there's more to life.
I imagine his character as a self pitying drunk, a self loathing homosexual, a bitter poli-sci professor, or all of the above
- Options USA
Essential for anyone who thinks that rock, politics and humour can't occupy the same mental and aesthetic space
- The Wire (UK)
- Wachenzeitung Zurich