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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pure Pop For Then People


If you busted the seventies open like a big pinata -- a pinata wearing flared pants and aviator sunglasses -- I imagine the bizarre spectacle of Van Morrison with Elvin Bishop's band backing him would about sum the decade up. Will they have Marvin Gaye fronting Black Oak Arkansas next? Rod Argent singing in front of the Isleys? Dobie Gray and Vickie Lawrence singing a duet with Redbone?

Obviously, I shoulda been a promoter.

8 comments:

misterarthur said...

Rod Argent and the Isleys. I like it.

Cletus Socrates said...

Mother's Finest backing Bobby D - Tangled up in Blue

Sixty Grit said...

I'd like more spam to go with that spam. Or kielbasa, whatever...

I can imagine Wilson Pickett and the Commitments getting together. Oh, right, that's been done.

In any case, keep posting all the Van vids you care to - they never get old, even though I do. How can it be that I have been listening to his recordings for nearly a half century? That cannot be right...

And, Burt Sugarman FTW!

Leslie said...

<3

Anonymous said...

Cheap and in Maine already: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Standard-Jazz-Bass-V-String-MIM-/251264402580?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D7250581682900867238%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D160986617325%26
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H. Gillham said...

I love Van Morrison, but you know that...

Casey Klahn said...

To be the best promoter, I recommend a frozen back and tall fro. I know from whence I speak.

There, I said "whence" in a sentence.

Now I get to add: The Archies and Burt Bacharach. Wait!

Bilejones said...

I'd have got laid a lot less as a callow youth without two things
Van the Man.
he ability to recognize the scent of Shalimar.