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Johnny Dangerously is the pseudonym of John Harold Arnold Bramwell - vocal of I Am Kloot.

Johnny Dangerously looked like a griddle chef, but had the voice of an angel. When he walked on stage, he carried only a guitar and a plastic crate. He put one foot on the crate, perched the guitar on his knee and sang soaring, glorious songs about supermarket love affairs, muscle magazines and bedsit self-loathing. People only really knew him around Manchester, but it was 1990, and he was drowned in a tide of baggy trousers. Johnny was more donkey jacket than denim, so this mini-album slipped out and promptly vanished. Shame. Because it’s still to-cry-for wonderful. Aching with picture-poems set to simple soul-squeezing acoustic melodies. No one bought it, and Johnny slipped quietly away. But there’s a sting in the tail. This year, he’s back having one last pop with his band I Am Kloot. Connoisseurs purred when they saw the bonus track on a recent CD single: a lost gem from You, Me and the Alarm Clock, rerecorded and as gorgeous as ever. But sadly, no one’s listening now either.

The Guardian 2006

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  • Someone_Acid

    I uploaded a couple of tracks onto youtube.. I wont upload other tracks though. Tracks being Junk Culture & You Me And The Alarm Clock. Just upping a vid with the song by The Mouth - Let Them All In.

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rev-nev

    I thought he's disappeared without a trace, then somebody played me some I Am Kloot - and there's no mistaking that voice! I've got that old EP too - I think he supported somebody at the International - was it The La's? Gonna go dig it out and get it ripped via Audiolava. Watch this space.

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • BobAndTed

    Had it on vinyl after seeing him on something on Granada. Black and Blue was quality. Should be made available really.

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • baz001

    sort it somebody please im sick of looking now

    14 Sep 2008 Reply
  • toni1977

    I lost my demo tape years ago, have searched high and low for any Johnny Dangerously, have had to settle for Johns dulcet tones with Kloot

    21 Apr 2008 Reply
  • bobbyperu

    Does anyone have a copy of You Me And The Alarm Clock that can be uploaded. Have it on vinyl but no turntable :(

    17 Jun 2007 Reply

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