A gloriously mad Kinks–influenced underground edwardian progressive masterpiece, Bertie is a deranged subversive and witty concept album about a man’s descent into ruin, Only 2 or 3 original lps are known to exist, with fabulous hand sprayed covers. It’s as if Noel Coward, Hawkwind, The Incredible String Band, Neu, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Kinks were scrambled together in a disastrous Star Trek Teleportation accident. THE BEST LP IN THE WORLD. In 1970 the Berties took over a crumbling mansion in the wilds of Wales, they made this lp, sent it to John Peel (whose letter of reply is reproduced on the sleeve), and never left. They remain in Wales to this day.