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The Lickerish Quartet release lyric video for Fadoodle

The Lickerish Quaret
(Image credit: Jay Gilbert)

The Lickerish Quartet, the band formed by former Jellyfish members Roger Manning, Eric Dover and Tim Smith, have released a new lyric video for Fadoodle. Fadoodle is taken from the band's upcoming debut release, the Threesome Vol. 1 EP, which is out via The Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic on May 15.

“Well, I’m always looking for new ways to say dirty things,” says Dover, who co-wrote Fadoodle. “I found a big list of naughty words from back in the day for what people used to denote fornication. It’s fascinating, because this has the distinction of being a pop song that has the world’s oldest slang yet is released in the 21st Century.”

“This one has that eighth-note driving thing that was a big part of the glitter sound of the early punk wave, so it’s got that kind of energy right out of the gate," adds keyboard player Roger Manning. "Thankfully, once we had Eric’s lyric in place, it was just a free-for-all in having fun with the vocal interplay.”

The re-uniting of the three musicians is the closest to a much-wanted Jellyfish reunion the music world has seen since the band's split in 1994, although Manning and former Jellyfish member Jason Falkner did open for Cheap Trick in 2008 performing some Jellyfish songs and Manning and Dover were in Manning's post-Jellyfish outfit Imperial Drag.

Pre-order Threesome Vol. 1 EP.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.