You’ll all be glad to know that most of my music files are safe and unaffected by the great crash of 2011.
Sadly I didn’t have time to go through them for this week’s topic which may mean that poor JD has to miss out on hearing some of the wilder tracks from my collection.
Fear not, however, you shalln’t. Here they are in all their tatty glory.
We’ll start with some 60s dance craze stuff.
First up The Weasel by Little Eddie. I love this one for the ridiculous “No there had ever seen ….the weasel”…line, can’t imagine why.
Following on we have more of the same , this time from the fabulously named Sonny Boch’s Elephants who produced Beetle Squash. I don’t think they were real elephants but , judging by their musical prowess, it is a possibility.
Next up a real treasure ( to me) the theme song to the fabulous Japanese kid’s show “Gimme gimme octopus” ( aka KureKure Takora, look for it on Youtube). Sung in Japanese , it’s about an octopus. Or something.
To follow I bring you an all time Ubu fave, Wee Willie Shantz- Hush Puppy Hush . Willie was, to all intents and purposes a “bum” ( American usage) but recorded about half a dozen tracks in the 60s-70s. The resultant “wino collage” is like nothing you’ve heard before ( or since). I love them. Perhaps you may too ?
Then we come to a little known facet of the American music scene. There are, of course, many Americans of Scandinavian origin, particularly in the Mid-West and they have held onto their traditions much as you would expect any group to. Hence Yogi Yorgesson and Who did the halibut on the poop deck, which is performed in what can only be described as “Pseudoswede”.
Finally, by special request ( you can thank Fredflinstone for this one) . I bring you…..as a bonus track…..me.
Yes, it’s my “band” currently trading as either the Aniseed Telephone ( Myspace) or The Moss Gatherers ( Reverbnation) with “our” ( O.K. it’s just me) version of Sister Ray. The quality is not great, I was into my “make it sound like a bootleg” phase.