I realize that a gentleman never tells but--did he go to bed with her?
I love watching her videos on y.t. She is a camp goddess. I first heard of her in the early 1990s when my then roomie had a 12 inch disc containing two big production numbers on which she performed the nasal, basso rumbling that is her approach to singing. Unique.
Post by cauldronbrewer on Apr 25, 2020 20:32:58 GMT
I'm halfway through the Netflix series Locke and Key, and it's a bit of a mixed bag, but on the balance I like it so far. It includes some typical YA tropes; fortunately, I have a fairly high tolerance for those dating back to my Buffy fandom days. The series also features a good soundtrack, and I couldn't resist sharing this song by Cherry Glazerr--particularly given that the video features a somewhat creepy nun, or at least a "Wasted Nun":
Rock Around the Clock from one of the best double LPs ever made, American Graffiti, soundtrack to George Lucas's film of the same name. Alas, this is in the early stages of the ongoing decadence and downfall of Western society (Decline of the West, by Oswald Spengler), and H. P. Lovecraft would have been creeped out to hear it. But we are all products of our childhood, and love what we heard and saw then. For example, a person brought up in New York, loves it, no matter how impossible the odds are for an outsider.
"Oldies but Goldies" (And this was said already in the early 70s. My, how time flies.)
Recently listened to the Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams album 'Nosferatu'. Didn't go for it at the time (1979), but my brother bought the single from it (a rather good cover of Cream's White Room), probably the most accessible track on there. It's a mixture of ..er...gothic prog art-rock, with a couple of the men from Devo, 'Duncan Poundcake' (shurely Ian Dury?) and even The Clash on backing vocals on one track, Very strange.
NB Also gave Bryan Ferry's These Foolish Things and Bowie's Pin-Ups a spin not so long ago. Gosh. Ferry's is one of the funniest records I've ever heard - the petulance of It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To)is hysterical and his take on Sympathy For The Devil has to be heard to be disbelieved. Dave's LP gets some stick (most of the Spiders as a tribute band to the Marquee circa 64-67) but I kind of like it - especially the Pretty Things covers, Sorrow, the barking take on I Can't Explain (which no doubt influenced Jimmy Lydon's 4" Be 2"s take on the same song later as much as The Who), and See Emily Play (although the Gumby chorus nearly sinks that one). I've somehow ended up with a version with two extra tracks - a Godawful Springsteen caterwaul, and a magnificently emotional trawl through Port Of Amsterdam which I'm sure Jacques Brel would have approved of.
NB Also gave Bryan Ferry's These Foolish Things and Bowie's Pin-Ups a spin not so long ago. Gosh. Ferry's is one of the funniest records I've ever heard - the petulance of It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To)is hysterical and his take on Sympathy For The Devil has to be heard to be disbelieved.
His second album of covers, "Another Time, Another Place", is equally bizarre, with the stand-out exception of the (excellent) title track. That's a Ferry composition and would've fitted in just fine on a Roxy Music album. There's also a fine live version of the song on his "Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974" album on which, yet again, it's the only track that isn't a cover version.