Category:
Music

I’m Yorn





Their Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 22, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Humor, Music, Regionalism, 1950s

Drive the girls wild, like Jethro Tull

Billboard - May 23, 1970



You say you’re not making it with the local lovlies? That when you make Paul McCartney eyes at alluring little honeys in violet hip-huggers they respond by frowning and suggesting, “Jerk off, loser”? That even the offer of a seat next to you at a Led Zeppelin concert is insufficient inducement for a far-out nubie to spend part of the evening with you?

Then, fella, whatchoo need is a SUPER-OUTTA-SIGHT-JETHRO-TULL-T-SHIRT of the sort worn by the fullest-handed rakes everywhere.

These eye-catching sartorial groovies, which are guaranteed to reduce even the haughtiest of lovlies to a mound of hot pulsating flesh, are a divine shade of yellow designed to to flatter even the swarthiest of complexion, are the three-buttons-at-the-neck style recently made all the rage by your sharper English groups.


Dangerous Minds speculates that this must have been a joke ad to promote Jethro Tull's 1970 album Benefit.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 07, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Music, Advertising

Juice-Head Baby

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 28, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, 1940s, Women, Alcohol

Rita Pavone:  Datemi un Martello



Her Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 19, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Music, Tools, 1960s, South America

Dinner With Drac

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Superstition, 1950s, Fictional Monsters

Funky Robot

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 13, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Music, Puppets and Automatons, Funk, 1970s

Magma’s Invented Language




Vander invented a constructed language, Kobaïan, in which most lyrics are sung. In a 1977 interview with Vander and long-time Magma vocalist Klaus Blasquiz, Blasquiz said that Kobaïan is a "phonetic language made by elements of the Slavonic and Germanic languages to be able to express some things musically. The language has of course a content, but not word by word."[1] Vander himself has said that, "When I wrote, the sounds [of Kobaïan] came naturally with it—I didn’t intellectualise the process by saying 'Ok, now I’m going to write some words in a particular language', it was really sounds that were coming at the same time as the music."[2] Later albums tell different stories set in more ancient times; however, the Kobaïan language remains an integral part of the music.


Their Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 27, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Languages, Music, 1970s, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Sing-Along in Yiddish

The album Sing-Along in Yiddish came out in 1960. Part of a fad for sing-along records. The clips below are from the follow-up, More! Sing-Along in Yiddish.





Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 24, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, 1960s

Bandido

Why does no one write folk-rock songs about bandidos these days? "I'll clean my wound with tequila..."



More on singer Karen Lawrence.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 22, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

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