New turntables all set up, and I'm brushing up on my Bo Diddley ahead of butchering an homage to Diddley and lewis carol in the form of Hey Jaberwocky.

Buddy Guy just launched in to Money (that's what I want) and it really shows off his range.

Great track.

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Oooh, here's a copy of The Pyramids!

I forgot I had this, I thought @CaptainUnderpants was the only one of us that had a copy.

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"I feel like drinking some gasoline, striking a match and blowing my poor self up" is a hell of a line Buddy.

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Pulling at random from my box of early rock and roll, electric blues, surf, rockabilly, acoustic blues, and a couple of psych albums that didn't fit in the psych box got me:

Mad River
Josh White
The Complete recorded works of Charlie Patton
Blind Willy Johnson
Little Willie John
The Astronauts
The Surfaris
The Ventures
and Buddy Guy A Man and the Blues.

Of course, I had to listen to Buddy. So we're listening to buddy, and I'm trying to feel inspired about getting better at the guitar, rather than despondent that I'll never be that good.

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I dunno where my copy of ? and the myserions is right now, so I think I'm going to go for some rock and or roll.

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Now they're doing Hey Joe.

The Music Machine's rendition of Hey Joe is Haunting. Just chilling.

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They're doing 96 tears? Damn. It's been a minute since I've heard this album, but it's been even longer since I heard the mysterions.

I guess I aught to fix that.

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TAX MAN! How did they make this beatles track sound like a sarcastic punk song?

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I think I'm going to try and learn every major rock and roll song that has a sax or other horn part on the theremini.

I probably won't actually do this, except for maybe one or two tracks.

Can't you imagine it, though? Yakity Yak on a Theremin?

Now I'm listening to The Music Machine.

Talk Talk fuckin' slaps.

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Underground by The Electric Prunes is a better album than you might expect having listened to their first album (which is good, and has two stone classic songs, but is worse than Underground.)

Two tracks on Yellow River just sound like more famous songs with new lyrics.

This album wasn't ever really reissued on CD, except in an exceedingly hard to find Japanese press.

There was also a somewhat recent Sundazed reissue on vinyl.

This is Exceptionally weird, because the lead single from this album was a #1 hit, the band had two top forty hits, and five charting singles. This is not an obscure album, it hit #11 in the billboard album charts.

But it has basically fallen off the cultural radar, in ways that significantly less successful albums from the same era (and frankly worse albums from the same era) did not.

It's good, go listen to it.

(Now to thread about music on main. See you at @ajroach42@retro.social )

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Listening to Incense and Peppermints by The Strawberry Alarm Clock as I work.

This is the debut album from 67, not the comp with a similar name from the 90s or the single (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incense_)

It's an acid/psych rock album with some sunshine/bubblegum elements.

It's what I want:
1) The Critters to be (and sometimes they are.)
2) The Free Design to do when they aren't singing kites are fun (but they never do)
3) to have come out of our recording studio here at the maker space.

(Shit, that's a whole thread. I guess I'm about to write a whole thread.)

I means, seriously, who calls a damn album "kites are fun"

Yeah, they're fun.

We get it.

They're a toy for children.

They are not a subject for a 4 minute song, when you don't have anything more lyrically interesting to say than "Kites are fun" repeated several times.

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That was delightful and empty. Perfect way to round out the day.

Maybe later I'll listen to the Critters, a band which featured many of the same production values and techniques, but who had slightly more to say (even if that slightly more was "I like women")

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