Despite de tail you can tell de girl from de boy!
2007-10-13 22:07 by Wally
Oh boy, after grand intentions of blogging music and random stuff regularly, I finally get back to a second post after what?... two months.
Anyways, without further ado, here's a space-flavoured calypso number from the inimitable Lord Christo. What can I say about the great inimitably unimitatable Lord Christo? Well, he is oft-imitated. But with futility, because he is, in fact, inimitable.
I've read that the Caribbean calypso style he plays here is called Mento. Seems to me, in this case, it should be "de-mento" though. (cue laughs) The other tracks on his record Authentic Calypso ruminate on themes as variegated as food from Chicago, Shakespearean quotations, frozen chicken and hurricanes in the Carribean.
I find Trip To Mars simultaneously hilarious and intensely musically engaging. The shaker, guitar and voice just have a rare languidness that feels kinda out-of-time and yet they go together perfectly
In My Pants
2007-07-05 22:12 by Wally
The Reddings - In My Pants
A-booty-booty! I’m rippin’ right into the blogosphere with this slab of ‘80s electro funk from The Reddings. Yep, sons of Otis (augmented by some hanger-on named Mark Locket…I mean, c’mon- he isn’t even a distant cousin or anything!!).
Anyways, they’ve got something in their pants.
Just for you.
Well, maybe just for me.
And also Fagatron, the only other blogger I could find writing about The Reddings. He informs us that a plastic ruler was included with the original album sleeve.
Needless to say, I rushed to my vinyl copy of If Looks Could Kill immediately and was sorely disappointed at said item’s absence.
Not that I need a ruler of course…
Well, maybe just to work out whether to put my turntable on 45 or 33.
MY RANK AS A LIEUTENANT, IN THE ARMY OF THE FREAKS!