So. I'm flipping through this box of records when I come across this one by none other than Tom Jones. It's a little curious because everything I've seen was on Parrot records, along with Engelbert Humperdink's shit. You know, my mom, and my aunt loved Tom Jones back in the late 60's, early 70's when he had his own variety show on TV. So there's some familiarity there. But seeing this one on Tower records made me a little curious. So I bought it, I mean, what the hell, it was 50 cents or something, and I put it on the turntable. Then WHAMMO! There it was. This was not just a "Tom Jones" record, but obviously a "JOE MEEK" record!!! Yeah, it's really in your face so to speak. So much so that it sounds like The Tornados are backing him up. Hell, they probably are backing him up. I guess what happened was Tom did some stuff for Joe back before he became really famous, and once he did, Tower Records picked up on it and tried to cash in. Apparently Tom and didn't think was too cool. Actually, this 45 is pretty good. It's got the whole Joe Meek thing going on, while Tom does his best vocalizing.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Anyone familiar with the genre known as "song poems" will no doubt know who Rodd Keith is. Regarded by some as a genius, he could take anyone's "lyrics" or poems if you will, and turn them into something. I must admit I have a perverse fascination with this stuff. It's so freaking weird. I found this one at a local record show last April, and I have not seen it on any of the song poem comps, or blogs. As usual, these two songs are real goofy. Click on the pictures for the link....
Posted by Dan at 3:16 PM
Hello friends! Unlike "Dan's Garage", which is devoted to the sounds of 60's garage, punk, psyche, etc. This blog here is dedicated to all the "other stuff" in my collection. Some of this I bought on purpose, and some of it was stuff I took a chance on and, well,it was rather interesting to say the least. I've opted to do a direct link to these so you can hear them on line as opposed to a comp you can download. Stop by periodically, you'll never know what you might find.....
Posted by Dan at 2:19 PM