Sunday, July 20, 2008

rubber biscuit

josie 803. $100.

Performed by Charles Johnson; Nathaniel Epps; Shedrick Lincoln; Samuel Strain Jr.; Paul Fulton. Written by Charles Johnson. Released in August 1956 on Josie Records.

THE CHIPS: RUBBER BISCUIT from "Rubber Biscuit b/w Oh, My Darlin'" 45 (Josie) 1956 (US)



ib said...

"Ummm... the other day I had a ricochet biscuit. a ricochet biscuit is the kind of a biscuit that's supposed to bounce back off the wall into your mouth. if it don't bounce back... you go hungry!"

I wonder how many rubber biscuits $100 would get you these days ?

Peewit said...

I'm obvioulsy making up form being away from the 'puter most of the weekend. I've always liked this but never knew who it was by or what it was called

ib said...

Have you seen 'Mean Streets, peewit ? The still with De Niro, Scorcese and Harvey Kietel is from this 1973 movie. Scorcese used "Rubber Biscuit" to perfectly illustrate a scene of woozy intoxication... Great stuff!

Löst Jimmy said...

ib - i never tire of watching Mean Streets

ib said...

I'm with you there, Löst Jimmy; I was struggling to think of a suitably superlative epithet but it's just wasting time.

While some will compare Scorsese's documentary roots with Stanley Kubrick I always find the latter's movies tediously devoid of joy or even simple empathy. When I think back to the truly outstanding directors of the 70s I habitually come up with a small list of usual suspects: Scorsese; Peckinpah; Coppola; and Robert Altman.

Dennis Hopper was not halfway bad on the other side of the camera either.