Do They Hurt?


1. Noddy Goes To Sweden 4'30
(Percy Jones)
2. Voidarama 4'27
(John Goodsal)
3. Act Of Will 4'45
(John Goodsal)
4. Fragile" (Jones 5'28
(Peter Robinson)
5. Cambodia
(John Goodsall)
6. Triumphant Limp 7'33
(John Goodsall / John Giblin / Robin Lumley / Phil Collins)
7. D.M.Z. 8'39
(Percy Jones)

Total Time: 39:55

  • John Goodsall - Guitar (except 1 & 4), Vocals (3)
  • Robin Lumley - keyboards (2, 6)
  • Peter Robinson - Keyboards, Tam-Tam (5, 6)
  • Percy Jones - Bass (except 2 & 6), Vocals (1)
  • John Giblin - Bass (2, 6)
  • Phil Collins - Drums (2, 6)
  • Mike Clarke - Drums (except 2 & 6)
  • Morris Pert - Percussions (1, 4)

    Produced by BRAND X and Neil Kernon
    Engineer: Neil Kernon
    Engineered by: Colin Green & Neil Kernon (2)
    Engineered by: Colin Green, Richard Austin & Neil Kernon (6)
    Title Spoken by Michael Palin
    Management: Tony Smith, Brian Murray-Smith, HIT & RUN MUSIC
    Cover Design & Photos: HIPGNOSIS
    Coloring: Richard Manning

    P.S. The high pitched sqawking sound that listeners with very good equipment made pick up on Tracks 5-7 is on their equipment and not on the record

    Robin Lumley (2002): "To this day I can proudly count Michael Palin and Terry Jones as god pals ! I got Mike to do the sleeve notes on "Do They Hurt ?" (which is itself a line from Holy Grail (witch sequence)... He wanted 25 pence for writing the notes... Charisma didn't pay him so he threatened to sue !!! (a joke of course)".
    "Act of Will" is sung through a vocoder. John Goodsall himself said, in a private e-mail, that there were never any written lyrics. Various attempts have been made to puzzle out what he is saying, but the words are likely similar to Masoko Tanga by The Police and are not always words.
    This album consists of outtakes from the Product sessions. Because "Noddy Goes To Sweden" was included on this album, the song "Pool Room Blues" gains the distinction of being the only non-album Brand X song.

    All Titles Published by ©HIT & RUN MUSIC PUBLISHING

    Recorded at STARTLING and FARMYARD STUDIOS, England