I've been listening to Cream's 4 albums a lot this week.I saw that he died. I like Cream a lot so will definitely be listening to them a bit today.
My notebook's "noisemakers" (I refuse to call them "speakers", this is so far below what was once called "hi-fi" … MP3 may have led to a serious lowering of expectations) made it difficult for me to understand most of the lyrics (my tinnitus and other hearing issues probably don't help either). So much good stuff from that 10-year plateau of popular music that has never even remotely been reached since then, and when, mostly by the (naturally aging) participants of that stellar age.Currently I'm listening to Mariann Faithfull. Her song Sister Morphine is playing now…
Lyrics by Mariann Faithfull, music by Keith Richards and Mick Jaggar.
It was sad the Rolling Stones made an attempt to steal the song even though Marianne had released it on her album two years before the Rolling Stones released their recording of it on their album Sticky Fingers. All they had to do was list her as a co-writer. Nearly thirty years later and a lot of legal crap, she was properly credited and paid her royalties.
Ehwot?Time for a late-night tot of rum, and a seductively velvet voice, with just a cat-tongue's touch of roughness.
And maybe a little jazziness, too:
Her English pronunciation has improved since then, BTW.
Sick song. It sounds like something out of the 1st Age.For people who like fantasy-based music. There is Heather Alexander, Heather Dale, Leslie Fish, Mercedes Lackey, S.J. Tucker (these are just ones I listen to regularly). But this one I am posting is related to LotR (or, rather, LotR-inspired) lore:
Of course, the song is from 1963, when it got to No. 2 on Billboard. Hugely popular; there was even a boardgame in 1965.
Yup, I still watch Svengoolie. I'm from Pittsburgh and our local host was Chilly Billy Cardille. He passed away in 2016 but I met him a few times at the monster movie convention I go to every year, super nice guy. I've seen a few of his old episodes and he was pretty awesome. Another horror host I watch/follow some is The Mummy and the Monkey, they come to the convention too and are a lot of fun.Of course, the song is from 1963, when it got to No. 2 on Billboard. Hugely popular; there was even a boardgame in 1965.
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Somebody on The Simpsons must like him, as they include references from time to time.
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Zacherle was famous in Philly, and then New York, when he moved there, but most big cities -- and many smaller ones -- had horror movie hosts; Cleveland had Ghoulardi, for instance, who often featured this song:
Michael Wheldon, who grew up in Cleveland, frequently ran sections on both Ghoulardi and Papa, in his late, lamented Pschotronic Video magazine.
The "Horror Host" was a phenomenon of the 50's and 60's, after Universal released its horror catalog to TV in 1958: suddenly, "Shock Theater" -- and similarly named series, began giving kids nightmares all over America. Themed hosts soon followed suit. Chicago's Svengoolie, who started as Son of Svengoolie (the original host) in 1979, is incredibly enough still going strong on MeTV. He offers introductions and backgrounds on the movies shown:
And since this is supposed to be the Music thread, often features "songs":
Inevitably, these horror hosts came in for parodies, most hilariously on SCTV in the 70's:
The most famous horror/Halloween song is undoubtedly this one:
Covered a few years later by the great Bonzos:
That wasn't their only "monster" song -- they had this one, which Craig Ferguson mimed in 2010, when he introduced Geoff: