Keyboards - Norbert & Dobba
Vocals - Norbert & Dobba
Jack The Ripper was the Fingolstones first attempt at Bandwagon Jumping. This track was the Fingolstones attempt at getting in on the late 1980's craze for dance and house music.
It features both artists in a vocal and keyboard playing role. Dobba being the first ever "house" artist to rap in a broad Yorkshire accent. As they only had one keyboard they both had to play it at the same time. The results are interesting to say the least. Some of it is actually surprisingly tuneful, whilst other bits are not so. Also the instrument didn't quite have the deep bass range that was an integral part of this type of music and thus at times sounds a bit weedy.
There were no lyrics written for this track, all the vocals are made up on the fly by Dobba and Norbert (and can't you just tell). It also see's the return of Norberts attempt at doing a "black" voice not seen since 1986's "Ballad of the Gypsy Queen". Sadly as in the previous track it sounds more like someone with a severe sore throat gargling broken glass.
The track was not a hit with the fans, they preferred the hard rocking guitar sound more typical of the band, not this bag of w**k masquerading as music. Even so on listening to it 20 years later its still a lot better than a lot of the s**te in the charts today.
Despite the song title this track isn't about a 19th Century serial killer stalking the streets of old London town at all. It’s just a cobbled together piece of crap that is neither big nor clever.