The wheel of the quivering meat conception Turns in the void expelling human beings, Pigs, turtles, frogs, insects, nits, Mice, lice, lizards, rats, roan Racinghorses, poxy bucolic pigtics, Horrible unnameable lice of vultures, Murderous attacking dog-armies Of Africa, Rhinos roaming in the jungle, Vast boars and huge gigantic bull Elephants, rams, eagles, condors, Pones and Porcupines and Pills — All the endless conception of living beings Gnashing everywhere in Consciousness Throughout the ten directions of space Occupying all the quarters in and out, From supermicroscopic no-bug To huge Galaxy Lightyear Bowell Illuminating the sky of one Mind — Poor! I wish I was free of that slaving meat wheel and safe in heaven dead
One of the Internet’s greatest hits! This genius Zimmerman-Meets-Geisel album appeared a few years back, got hyped up and then was cease-and-desisted into oblivion by the Dr. Seuss Estate. Yes, the very same estate that eagerly gives its seal of approval to such masterpieces as this and this. Oh, well. Anyway, an anonymous donor recently hooked me up with Dylan Hears A Who, reminding me of its excellence. The album really is impressive in its detailed re-creation of Dylan’s 1965-66 sound, and the way in which the vocalist maintains an uncanny Bob impression, even while spitting out some of Seuss’ most tongue-twisting rhymes. While most Dylan impersonations are ill-informed cliches, this one is dead on, less a send-up than a loving homage. Overall, Dylan Hears A Who is a pretty enjoyable listen, even once the novelty wears off. There should be a sequel.Mr. Jones Can Moo, Can You?
The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers - So you want to be a rock and roll star?
(Live at the Whisky-a-go-go, Los Angeles 19th Sept 1970)
This is a beautiful live recording of a full hometown gig, with the post-Gram Parsons Burritos playing 6 tracks to open up and then together with the Byrds another 16, including a sixteen minute version of Eight Miles High that is out of this world. The recording quality is great throughout.
I’ve never been a big Gram fan but this is the sound of two great country-rock bands at their prime.
Thanks to BB Chronicles for putting it up (and the download link for the full concert is here)
tracklist: The Flying Burrito Brothers 1. The Train Song (1:14) 2. Payday (4:45) 3. Wake Up Little Suzie (4:46) 4. Colorado (4:48) 5. Break My Mind (2:32) 6. Trying To Reach My Goal (3:50) The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers together 7. Roll Over Beethoven (2:53) 8. You Don’t Miss Your Water (4:06) 9. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:29) 10. Hickory Wind (3:49) 11. So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star (2:36) 12. Bells Of Rhymney (3:44) 13. Close Up The Honky Tonks (2:47) 14. Time Between (2:28) 15. Mr Spaceman (3:30) 16. Turn Turn Turn (2:04) 17. Mr Tambourine Man (2:12) 18. Eight Miles High (15:49) 19. Wasn’t Born To Follow (1:58) 20. Chimes Of Freedom (3:20) 21. You Ain’t Going Nowhere (3:19) 22. Hold It (1:28)
The Flying Burrito Brothers : Chris Hillman - vocals, bass, guitar, mandolin Bernie Leadon - vocals, guitar Rick Roberts - vocals, guitar "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar Michael Clarke - drums, percussion
The Byrds : Roger McGuinn - vocals, guitar Clarence White - vocals, guitar Gene Parsons - drums, percussion, vocals Skip Battin - bass, vocals Jim Seiter - percussion