Monday, July 27 2020
"Saturnalia 25 July 2020. Rob Basso from GG
Allin's Jabbers tagged me in Facebook post on death of
Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac. Soon, ALL the guitarists
in Boston town "liking" Hopelessly Obscure Green-era Mac
(NOT that band Bill Clinton had play the White House...that's fucken
"Dad rock"!). Two GREAT memories from facebook friends:
Rickie Lee Reynolds of Black Oak Arkansas says
BOA DID play with the original Fleetwood Mac.....THREE guitars per
band ala first Gizmos record! (They all stole from me: WHOOOOO!!!!!!).
LEIGH STEPHENS of the BLUE FUGGIN CHEER!!!! says
Fleetwood Mac and Blue Cheer!!! "Holy SHIT!" Lastly, Sunday
morn about 0200 on coast to coast Am, I hear "Oh well"
which is where I came in fiddy years ago (followed by jay Fergusson's
"Thunder Island" and "I was into Jay Fergusson before
he started doing yacht rock!")....This morn (Monntag) sure
as shit there's "Oh well" again! BOTH jarred me outta
bed! Hmm...spirit of Peter Green talking to me? (yes I HAVE covered
"oh well" a LOT just for that big E chord jam)....AND
"dont ask me what i think of you/ I might not give the answer
that you want me to...oh well"....worked in junior high, works
Future/Now! "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent"!"...
Tuesday, July 28 2020
I been buying dollar albums at Cheapo records mass
Ave. due to lockdown boredom. FINALLY decided to get Rusty
Warren's Knockers Up which i passed by
a CHURCH sale in Keene NH about 1992. When I posted about this on
facebook, LOTS of comments from folks remembering when their parents
had "cocktail' parties and played "adult" records....this
is 1960! In the year 16 PG (pre-Gizmos). I like side two; "frankie
and johnny"...her man cheats so she shoots him one genitalia
below Lorenna Bobbit "I was a man (high voice) but I was doin'
her wrong'..."Knockers Up' predates Fugs' "Boobs a
Lot" AND that Woody Allen breast film AND Fugs Golden
Filth, which in 1971 inspired all MY Gizmos songs. two more
facts (though i COULD go on)...I first became aware of the Jubilee
label back in 1963 manassas Virginny when my parents got "teen"
records off the back of a potato chip bag; that being "what
a guy'-the raindrops (ellie greenwich! AND on youtube!). Also in
that era, knowing my Dad's marine photo lab and THEIR wild parties
(and I DAMN sure kept up THAT tradition!) i can see an 'adult"
party with the marines drinking something and coke and listening
to "adult" humour like this; beats the shit out of going
to the Jim-10! Michael J. Quirk was quick to point
out Rusty's Milton Mass. roots but check THIS trifecta: my cuzzin
George Bush Sr./ Rusty Warren and Larry Lifeless of Kill Slug! Next
tyme i get divorced, i want all THREE on the bill! (Green Street
Condos...."i think that maybe I'm dreamin'")".....
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Til Tuesday 28 July 20. My latest kick has been dollar albums at
Cheapo records, Mass. Ave. Last night, For Your
Pleasure; les Tziganes De Moscou. 1988
French pressing, worth ten tymes that amount! It's Russian gypsy
music! Operatic vocals! Also listed as "romani' in Discogs
but it's not flamenco. There IS youtube performances and if you
like Hopelessly Obscure folk/world music of places I'll NEVER see
without a "real" flying i.d......"turn off your mind,
relax and float downstream!" (upstream only for spawning salmon!)!
Thursday, July 30, 2020
"day of Wodin 29 July 20. another Cheapo Records dollar album:
Singing on Sunday by Kitty Wells! Every
country singer had a deep religious background and it WASNT "God
whom made Honky Tonk Wimmen" (me, paraphrasing)...I've enjoyed
albums of old hymns sang by Elvis and George Jones and this is a
good'un too! (Kitty wells, "she can sing dumbass!" ) (Duane
to Greg Allman explaining how to play "whippin post" "1/2/3,
1/2/3,1/2/3, 1,2 dumbass!"). Tune of the album (OR, if you
will, "Best Bette"): "How far is heaven"...."how
far is heaven, let's go tonight/ i want my daddy to hold me tight."
a lil girl was waiting for her daddy one day/ it was time to meet
him when she heard her mommy say"....Poor lil child WANTED
to go to heaven to be with Daddy...you will cry in your O'Douls
lissenin' to this!".....
Friday, July 31, 2020
day of Thor 30 July 20. My latest dollar album from Cheapo records:
Country favourites by Wynn Stewart on
Point Records "compo company Ltd. lachine Quebec"! canadian
pressings of his 1958-1963 (my North Carolina years!) on the Challenge
Records label (which also put out 45s by the Champs, We the People
and Tippi Hendren singing "If you were a carpenter",
YES! the Tim Hardin tune!). Discogs et al. lists this as the "Bakersfield
Sound" but it's as much Byrds Sweethearts of the Rodeo as
it is Buck Owens. Side one ends with "Heartaches for a dime",
preceded by the flip-side "Playboy", a 1960 45; our
"anti-hero" in juke-joint. hears "our" song
(or used to be a be) and the dime is the dime you'd put in the
ole jukebox three score years hence! Everytime he DOESNT "put
another nickle in" ("Music Music Music" inflation!),
each ten cent song is a heartbreaker...hope'n i din't have to
dumb it down fer y'all! Boyd Farrell, singer in DC's black market
babies, whom I saw at Atlantis in DC in '78 with Slickee boy Kim
Kane and limp Records mogul Skip Groff (RIP) singin' Dolls/Pistols
toons, is also a fan! This here is great shit, most "any
Christian Lion hearted man should know"!"......
Saturday, August 1, 2020
"Freitag 31 July 20. "Best Bette" to end a month?
Everly brothers Beat N Soul album on
warner brothers; one dollar Cheapo records. Now we all know Merseybeat
harmonies came straight from everlys; e.g. Hollies, Beatles et al.
Released same month as HELP!, this album has a 1965 contemporary
sound! Did some research and james Burton, at a lower volume, does
Who/Yardbirds licks (probably taken from Link Wray) and a "Wipeout"
drum part coulda been from Link's 'ace of spades". Glen campbell
is on this and "Love is strange' opens side one sounding like...."Ticket
to Ride"! fans of the everlys warner brothers albums (I write
about these albums on my wall, getting feedback from RECORDS COLLECTORS)
is a Miss lyn tr-fecta: noted local Boston scribe Brett Milano,
Jonathon from Butterscott and Captain easychord from GLiDER! I should
also mention the album is r & b covers, sounding more than a little
Hollies-esque (the harmonies!)...."Money" is on youtube
and it's the beatles guitars with Everly-cum-Hollies harmonies!
ok, if'n i aint sold you now....more records next week till the