Watch in awe as Toyah and Robert mangle White Punk On Dope as it’s never been mangled before
It’s glam rock ago-go in the Willcox-Fripp kitchen as The Tubes’ classic White Punks On Dope gets the traditional Sunday Lunch treatment
Tom & Jerry. Thelma & Louise. Ben & Jerry. Simon & Garfunkel. Macaroni & cheese. Iconic duos all, and surely it’s time Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox joined them in the pantheon of pre-eminent pairings.
For their latest week’s Sunday Lunch broadcast – following the delight and bewilderment that greeted their cover of Motley Crue’s Shot At The Devil last week – Britain’s foremost light entertainment couple filmed a version of The Tubes‘ 1975 glam rock classic White Punks On Dope.
It’s the usual mix of performance art and unfettered chaos, with Toyah resplendent in silver foil, and King Crimson man Fripp – hair teased into the now-traditional mohawk – whacking out that familiar riff with a determined grimace before ending the show bellowing “I’m a white dope on punk!”, followed by “bollocks!”
Those of you who’d like to experience more of this kind of thing will be delighted to be reminded that Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour takes place in October, with a couple of May dates booked in Worcester.
The evening promises to deliver a number of reworked standards, including My Generation, Heroes, Teenage Kicks, Rebel Yell, Slave To The Rhythm, Smoke On The Water, Are You Gonna Go My Way, Paranoid and more. Full dates below.
Robert Fripop and Toyah Willcox: The Sunday Lunch Rock Party 2023 UK
May 26: Worcester Huntingdon Hall
May 27: Worcester Huntingdon Hall
Sep 30: Wimborne Tivoli
Oct 01: Cheltenham Town Hall
Oct 07: Harrogate Royal Hall
Oct 08: Whitley Bay Playhouse
Oct 09: Salford The Lowry – Lyric Theatre
Oct 14: Worthing Assembly Hall
Oct 16: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Oct 19: Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Oct 20: Basingstoke The Anvil
Oct 21: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct 25: Buxton Opera House
Oct 26: Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Oct 28: Swansea Grand Theatre
Oct 29: Birmingham Town Hall
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