It’s a cult Cork anthem.
And now a public tribute to this city’s appreciation of the Nineties classic Where’s Me Jumper by Cork band The Sultans of Ping has been carefully refreshed by a local artist.
The pair of electrical power boxes outside Bishop Lucey Park were originally transformed back in 2016 by the folks behind the People’s Republic of Cork website and Reimagine Cork, using a stencil created by mural artist Garreth Joyce.
Now the website has stepped in again, working with Cork muralist and Crawford College of Art and Design grad Tom Doig to give them a makeover.
PS: If anyone finds a jumper please leave it on one of the boxes for collection. pic.twitter.com/nzy9CLkfXT
— People’s Republic of Cork (@cork) June 22, 2023
The original design featured an image of German philosopher Karl Marx, a reference to the line in the song: ‘My, brother, knows, Karl Marx. He met him eating mushrooms in the people’s park.’
Here’s what it used to look like:
Unfortunately, the mural, an inside joke in Cork, had been vandalised quite a bit in recent years.
Here are the full lyrics of the song from the band’s 1993 album Casual Sex in the Cineplex, just in case you’re new in town and you need some context: