Music Break — Very Strange Edition

Some of the weirder stuff I listen to on occasion. You’ve been warned.

Pearls Before Swine — Rocket Man. This song from 1970 was reportedly the inspiration for the More famous Elton John tune of the same title. PBS (which is essentially a guy named Tom Rapp) was/is seriously obscure stuff, but strangely addictive.

Patty Waters — Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (Parts I and II). From her 1965 debut album, this 13-minute free jazz/performance art take on the classic ballad is not for the faint hearted.

The Shaggs — My Pal Foot Foot. When some members of NRBQ backed up two members of the Shaggs for a reunion concert, the drummer said it was one of the hardest gigs he had ever played. Zappa called these New Hampshire outsiders better than the Beatles. In some alternate universe, that may be true, but I think I’m glad I don’t live there.

The Conet Project — Cherry Ripe Iridial. Ninety seconds of one of the “numbers stations” that lurk on the shortwave fringes. One day, the numbers will give a command and the world may end.

Happy listening.

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5 Responses to Music Break — Very Strange Edition

  1. Joba says:

    I have to say, I’ve always enjoyed “My Pal Foot Foot.” For me, there’s a strange, entrancing quality to the song.

    I’d never heard of the song “Rocket Man” by PBS, but I listened to it and really dig the song.

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  3. …and I thought I was the only one of our bunch who would have Patty Waters’ stuff – good choice. Must be heard to be believed – “not for the faint hearted” is an understatement! And for my money, all Shaggs is good Shaggs. It’s impossible to listen to them without a big goofy grin on your face…

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