Vintage twangin’ from 1959.
I THINK it’s fair to say that Sufjan Stevens didn’t get off to the most promising start in life. His schizophrenic, alcoholic, drug-addicted mother abandoned him in 1976, when he … Continue readingSufjan Stevens, Motherless Son
Earworm alert: After listening to this you could well find yourself walking down the deserted streets singing: ‘Turtres have-a short regs; not for walking.’ Thank you, Damo Suzuki. Recorded during … Continue readingCan: Turtles Have Short Legs
Everybody’s doin’ it, apparently. If it involves weeing on lampposts, I’m up for it.
Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector, this was the follow-up to the Righteous Brothers’ first hit, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. Although to my ear it is … Continue readingThe Righteous Brothers: Just Once in My Life
THOSE of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s (and earlier) were lucky to live in an age when knowledge was considered a good thing to have, not … Continue readingThe tealeaf academy
There are many, many live versions of it but this is one of my favourites. Skip the first 50 seconds or so.
This is a prototype Wall of Sound recording. It was written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber and released in 1961 by the Paris Sisters (who actually were sisters). It … Continue readingThe Paris Sisters: I Love How you Love Me
Woodbridge’s finest covers Johnny Cash, aka Durex Money. Who’d a thowt it?
One of the classic tracks from The Yes Album. Still good for a few goosebumps.