No, not THAT Genesis, the OTHER one… taken off a trippy anti-speed compilation from Do It Now Records. This psych track definitely falls into the “taking drugs to make music to take drugs to” genre, which seems to undermine the basic message of the album.
Produced by Ray Manzarek, X’s autobiographical tale of death & loss seemed fitting as a late entry tribute.
A post-60’s slam on hippies, or just a corny title for a killer tune?
…and another track that requires that late night play on the jukebox. If only I had one. :(
Something about this song… it belongs on the jukebox of a “last call” setting in Nowheresville, USA.
One of the more eclectic 7” finds from the thrift store stockpile I’m still making sense of: a local rockabilly act ripping through Chuck Berry’s Memphis… en español!
Getting old school on a Friday and wishin’ I still had my parachute pants from 6th grade.
Without a back story, the idea of a super soul group comprised of the biggest hit makers in the Atlantic scene sounds like a quick cash grab. According to ringleader Solomon Burke, though, the intentions behind the conglomerate was based on a more selfless plan:
Our idea was “to pool our talents and resources, and become a positive force within the black community. We envisioned things like buying ghetto real estate and refurbishing it, providing jobs, building schools, and creating black-owned restaurant franchises that would knock the McDonald’s and KFCs out of the box… the possibilities were endless.”
Unfortunately, the project was doomed to fail like so many brilliant ideas backed by positive intentions… the record labels weren’t likely to relinquish that much power to a group of successful “black” musicians, and the lack of publicity successfully dismantled the group.