Mouldy Old Dough

Album: Best Of Lieutenant Pigeon (1972)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • There are very few words in this song, mostly just "Mouldy old dough" repeated over and over.
  • Lieutenant Pigeon was a British group of Robert Woodward (piano), Steve Johnson (bass) and Nigel Fletcher (drums). Woodward's mother Hilda was a piano teacher, and she was also in the band. This is the only UK #1 to feature a mother and her son. The only father-daughter combination was Frank and Nancy Sinatra, who had a 1967 British #1 with "Somethin' Stupid."
  • In an interview with New Musical Express the band's drummer Nigel Fletcher explained: "Hilda's front room in Coventry was the scene of the crime. We didn't use the best equipment - it was recorded on a domestic machine. We find we get a better sound using the front room."
  • The single took 8 months to reach the top of the UK charts. Their only other British hit was the song's follow up "Desperate Dan." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

Comments: 7

  • Peter from Sheffield Is there a piano tutorial for Mouldy Old Dough?
  • Azzaazza69 from EnglandMy granddad told me it was after decimalisation (Decimal Day ; 1971) in reference to all the money that had become worthless!
  • Ian Mclaughlan from BedworthIt was one of the best non vocal hits in 1972 and I picked it up and played it on my late dad's old piano gosh they don't produce such music like that anymore
  • Anonymous from BedworthIt was one of the best non vocal hits in 1972 and I picked it up and played it on my late dad's old piano gosh they don't produce such music like that anymore
  • AnonymousSteve from Coventry. I don't think any one will give a flying f### . I looked it up to see what the lyrics to this one hit wonder were. The answer? They meant nothing
  • Paolopablo from RenfrewshireOzzy and kelly osbourne were another father and daughter combo that topped the uk charts
  • Steve from Coventry, United KingdomYour information is wrong!!!

    The original drummer was infact my father William Harman.

    He is so modest he only gave me the info and newspaper clips last week.

    Feel free to try and correct me.

    Steve Harman
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