Monday, June 29, 2009

little richie marsh

Richard Marsh:
Born 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Died in Austin Texas, June 25, 2009.

Overshadowed by recent events over the course of these last few days, I only caught this sad news yesterday, courtesy of The Warden.

Lifted from The Seeds '66 debut album, also released on GNP Crescendo - out of Melrose Avenue, LA - the flip side comes directly from their second LP "A Web of Sound". If your brain has begun to liquify after repeated hothouse offerings of "Billie Jean" these past 48 hours, maybe it's time to push on and germinate a little perspective. Covered by a host of the disaffected from Alex Chilton - on the flip side to his 1978 45 "Bangkok", on Fun Records - to the Ramones.

Jan Savage: Guitar;
Sky Saxon: lead vocals, bass, harmonica;
Daryl Hooper: piano, organ;
Rick Andridge: drums.

Produced by Marcus Tybalt.
Written by Sky Saxon.

THE SEEDS: CAN'T SEEM TO MAKE YOU MINE from "Can't Seem To Make You Mine b/w I Tell Myself" 45 (GNP Crescendo) 1967 (US)


Löst Jimmy said...

The entire back catalogue of a certain member of the Jackson 5 is saturating the airwaves - there appears to be no escape, no tv channel has missed the chance to roll out the obligatory 'special' look back programmes, how ironic the tone has changed to rose coloured nostalgia from the previous years of the man being clearly part of the axis of evil (i.e. along with Gadd and King).

ib said...

Yes. The kind of hypocrisy that submits that the demons are laid to rest alongside the corpse; let bygones be bygones.

Actually. I accept the fact that the public is entitled to wax nostalgic over an artist's back catalogue, regardless, to an extent.

My problem is basically that outside of a handful of early Jackson 5 releases, I have never cared one jot for Michael Jackson, the solo entertainer.

One thing is for sure: he was no James Brown.

As for genius. My arse.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Atta b'y Ibby. Back in the old punky day I'd cringe every time I heard Jackson's music. I was cringing all the time.

Sky was the wildest looking old dude of rock wasn't he? I may steal his look if I can keep my beer truck of a life on the highway a few more years.

ib said...

No doubt about. Sky Saxon had genuine style.

Anonymous said...

I love(d) Michael Jackson! Literally!!!!!!!!

ib said...

Surely not literally ?