There was a contemptible fashion show called ‘Project Runway’ – Total carcrash TV of the very worst variety. I remember catching an episode where this plonker spent the whole of the show painting a sheet white which he then tried to drape on a model. (I attempted to drink myself stupid to drive the visuals from my mind – note to self – that doesn’t work!).
In this great and hugely inspiring Mexican cafe in Cornwall we frequented last week this record sleeve covered the back of the till. One look and the memories came flooding back of that painted sheet. Whipped Cream and other Delights however is more than just a good looking Cleopatra type babe sitting provocatively covered in whipped cream (or wearing a painted sheet if your imagination takes you that way). Its the 1960’s Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass most popular release. I’ve listened to the whole album and have found my self alternately smiling, tapping my foot and falling asleep. An interesting sensation. Perhaps that’s why a girl on the cover is wearing whipped cream. She represents the interesting sensation that Herb is trying to convey in his music or perhaps Herb thought ‘being with’ or ‘being a girl’ covered head to toe in whipped cream would be an interesting sensation? (Note to self – Must try – Wife?)
Try searching for Whipped Cream and Other Delights on Spotify and sharing the experience. (Its good music to type too)
More about the album here