Keeping with the musical theme here, and I’m honestly admitting that I had never heard this song until Mr. Waits’ version.
I’ve been thinking about musicals lately, and why I can only enjoy them at a bare minimum, in spite of living in a household that wholeheartedly embraces the musical as entertainment. The other night I had this song in my head and mistook it as a Les Misérables ballad, which would probably be laughed at by theater district elitists. But honestly, I will gladly mistake a hammy Nilsson/Van Dyke Parks composition over anything Andrew Lloyd Webber produced.
Thanks UNI records for adding that useful tidbit to the label so that I can correctly pronunciate Böenzee Cryque and sound cool to all of my hip friends!
Theme for that unattainable motorbike I’ve been pining for.
I can always rely on the Checker/Chess label for a solid score, even if the artist is totally off my radar.
A cold, winter’s day that harkens a set of morose chamber pop.
A nice prelude to “There’s a Riot Goin’ On,” with a stripped bare funk just trying to hold it all together.