Breezy and deep, this book has all the elements of a satisfying read. I vividly remember the era, and have met many of the characters the author describes. Just like the first time I saw This Is Spinal Tap and I cringed instead of laughing at myself, Howard’s characters are that real and I can truly identify with the his depiction of the period. I highly recommend to any music fan.
As someone who remembers this era, the songs in the movie were the soundtrack of our lives. For one man to make such a large contribution to my soul in such a short time is truly remarkable. The movie made me realize how radio and jukeboxes (the new technology) were responsible for my early music upbringing. Plus I thought of how much money I spent on jukeboxes that never made its way to Bert. There is much to enjoy and think about in this film.
Please help me repay my cultural debt to a great record man and extraordinary songwriter. GO TO SEE THIS FILM.
This 46 year old song may finally find its moment in the sun. Originally recorded and written by the Count Five, “Psychotic Reaction” is considered by many to be the ultimate Garage Rock song.
The song started as an instrumental, and after many performances, the song got lyrics before it was recorded. “Psychotic Reaction” has already been recorded by Television, The Vibrators, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Cramps and The Residents, to name a few. I think this version by The Fashion Slaves is the best version yet. I think The Fashion Slaves vocalist, Emily Jayne really nailed it, and the guitar playing is stellar. I don’t miss the harmonica, which was a key ingredient in the original version.
Dieser 46 Jahre alte Song wird vielleicht endlich seinen Platz in der Sonne finden. Ursprünglich von Count Five komponiert und aufgenommen, wird “Psychotic Reaction” von Vielen als der ultimative Garage Rock Song betrachtet.
Der Song began als Instrumentalmusik, und nach vielen Aufführungen kam Text dazu, bevor er als Schallplatte herauskam. “Psychotic Reaction” ist schon vom Fernsehen, von den Vibrators, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, den Cramps und den Residents aufgenommen worden, um nur einige zu nennen. Ich finde, diese Version von den Fashion Slaves ist die bisher allerbeste. Ich muss sagen, die Fashion Slaves Vocalistin, Emily Jayne, trifft genau den richtigen Ton; und das Gitarrenspiel ist brilliant. Die Harmonika, die ein Hauptteil in der ursprünglichen Version war, vermisse ich nicht.
“Not From Here” is a classic song about the feeling being of alienated in familiar surroundings. The Berkeley, California Ska band, The Uptones, have recorded a song that discusses just this. Their song “Not From Here” is perfect example of a thinking person’s song that really rocks.
I especially like the Trumpet solo. This is truly music with a future.