Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture

Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture is the debut album by the band Go-Kart Mozart. It was released in 1999 on West Midlands Records, a subsidiary of Cherry Red. It was former Felt and Denim frontman Lawrence's first album under the alias Go Kart Mozart. Its cover features a shot of Birmingham's Bull Ring Centre as built in 1964, shortly before it was redeveloped.

Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 20, 1999
GenreSynthpop, novelty rock, glam rock
LabelWest Midlands
ProducerBrian O'Shaughnessy, Brian Pugsley
Go-Kart Mozart chronology
Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture
Tearing Up the Album Chart
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
NME7/10 stars[2]

The track "Today" is a cover of the song "Windy", renamed in homage to the Today show hosted by Bill Grundy, which had used it as its theme tune.

Elefant Records released a version in Spain with an exclusive song, "Elephant Trunk," between "Today" and "Wear Your Foghat with Pride."[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Lawrence, except where noted.

  1. "Mandrax for Minx Cats"
  2. "We're Selfish and Lazy and Greedy"
  3. "Here Is a Song"
  4. "Sailor Boy"
  5. "City Synthesis"
  6. "Drinkin' Um Bongo"
  7. "Mrs Back-to-Front and the Bull Ring Thing"
  8. "Hip Op"
  9. "Plead With the Man"
  10. "Wendy James"
  11. "Plug-In City"
  12. "Depleted Soul"
  13. "She Tore It Up and Walked Away"
  14. "Today" (Ruthann Friedman)
  15. "Wear Your Foghat With Pride"
  16. "Fluff on the Mallow"


  1. ^ Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture at AllMusic
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ "Go-Kart Mozart: Instant Wigwam and Igloo Mixture". Elefant Records. Retrieved 8 May 2018.