The Lost Sheep (Adrian Munsey, I Love Ewe)

Barnyard Dadaist Adrian Munsey and friends performing live, 1979.

Adrian Munsey, you’re my kind of alt. It takes a brave and strange fellow to combine field recordings of sheep with elegiac chamber music; an even braver, stranger fellow to appear on nationwide telly with sheep and elegiac chamber musicians, straight faced and bleating in tune/time. I salute you.

Cover of original Lost Sheep 7inch. (Just so’s ya know, my birthday is coming up…)

10 Responses to “The Lost Sheep (Adrian Munsey, I Love Ewe)”

  1. Jon Munger Says:

    The loving iris-out on the ewe and the lounge-singer profile on Mr. Munsey make all my Scotsman jokes shameful shadows of his own heartfelt sheep love.

  2. Rubicon Says:

    For some reason, I assumed the sheep themselves would be doing the bleating. Oh well. Mr. Munsey does a fine job of it.

    Sheep are adorable. I mean, ‘sheep’ rythmes with ‘meep’. What could be cuter?

  3. Zoetica Says:

    This touched me. Then it nibbled on my shoelaces.

  4. joshua Says:

    oh my gosh. i just don’t know what to say…?

  5. Peter S. Says:


  6. Mark Says:

    Wool-Tang Clan?

  7. Mer Says:

    Tch. Mark! That was just B-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-H-D.

  8. Neutron Says:

    I think ewe’ve both got it wrong.

  9. Lily Says:

    …and what’s with his hair? He needs to get a trim at the baabaa’s.

  10. Markon Says:

    Whatever is the case with his hair, you can bet he’s feeling sheepish about that performance to this day!