Wednesday, August 12, 2009

No matter what shape (you're getting in)

Of course!  This video makes it obvious what we were missing when we played this song back in the 80s.

Those matching Mosrite guitars were really sharp and would have given us some class!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tiny Comeback, Sept. 1974

Pick a role for which Tiny Tim should make a comeback:  an overexposed freak-as-punchline who got married on The Tonight Show in front of 40 million viewers in 1969 or singer of songs playing ukulele the next year at the Isle of Wight festival before an audience of 600,000?  Either way, four short years later his waning celebrity was worth a magic night for some in a little Dearborn Heights, MI bar called The London Bridge.  Falling down, no doubt, much the same as Mr. Tim's popularity.  To think it all happened only a few miles from my house.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Pretty Things: Cries from the Midnight Circus

I'll post nearly anything related to the Pretty's Parachute album.  Having only been recently exposed to it about two years ago, it's still fresh personally and so good. 

It's nice to hear a live treatment
though confusing at one vocal point when Phil May is way off mic and not moving his lips.  It was common practice to pre-record a live take for television appearances to mitigate the risk of equipment/musician failure spilling out over live television (while playing fast-and-loose with some location's musician's union rules).  As two voices are heard singing elsewhere, he may have been singing over his earlier take and missed a bit.  Not sure if this is the case or someone else was singing with him.  Still a treat and fun, no complaints.