Another clip from German TV, 1970 – this song is from the band’s second album, Despite It All. Careful the psychedelics don’t mess with your head, man.
This was a real find; from German TV in 1970 when the Brinsleys still saw themselves as proggers. Note the hair, particularly Nick Lowe’s completely covering his face unless he … Continue readingBrinsley Schwarz: Ballad Of A Has-Been Beauty Queen
Blimey, this takes me back. A live performance for French TV in 1973 with Nick Lowe unusually occupying a back seat on vocals.
Another clip from the mighty Funky Nothingness project. Here’s a link to the entire album.
Joy unconfined with the release of Funky Nothingness, a three-hours-plus collection of jams and outtakes from 1970, many of which would not be out of place on the magnificent Hot … Continue readingFrank Zappa: Moldred
Forgotten classic from the former New York Doll, recorded live for German TV in 1980 – ‘I get all the love I need in a luncheonette’. I’d forgotten what an … Continue readingDavid Johansen: Frenchette
Thanks to Matt for the final instalment in his latest country season. He says: ‘Not sure if this glorious 2007 version of the Dylan song from Street-Legal is technically a … Continue readingWillie Nelson and Calexico: Señor
Matt says: ‘There are several fine versions of the Roger Miller composition but this rough-and-ready one from 2016 is among my favourites.’
Matt says: ‘This redneck geography lesson made the top 20 country chart in 1974. Dig the unhappy couple’s pronunciation of Tchaikovsky.’
Matt says: ‘The bluegrass purist from Oklahoma sang this duet on her only album for a major label, produced by her big fan Emmylou Harris in 1983.’