Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Zombie Music

Is it just me or does this sound like it should be performed only when there's a full moon, only in a graveyard, and only by a backing band consisting of brain-hungry zombies?


Mister Pleasant said...

Back in the 70s I remember reading Steve Simels' review of the Bryan Ferry LP from which this came. I was too afraid to check it out after reading that review, and now I know why! Though I do enjoy Roxy Music in small doses, this kind of jokey lounge warbling just does not work for me.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I still have this LP, but lacking a turntable haven't listened to it in decades -- thanks for the reminder of a great album.

I always thought of Bella Lugosi's Dracula saying, "Cry if i VANT to!" but that was pre-zombie era & you're right: would have worked well mixed in the soundtrack of, say, Shaun of the Dead. Also standouts in my memory: Baby I Don't Care, out elvis-ing elvis; & come to think of it, wasn't this the record with Hard Rain ... googling ... yes! Well. At the time i thought that was great too; must revisit ... must find turntable ... i have the amp & speakers ready to go

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Heh! Hi Mr. P!

I've no doubt Simels would hate this record -- but remember he despises all things Bowie as well, so there's that.

Well, it actually is a jokey record if by that we mean funny & unpretentious but I don't think we do :-)

And it's been a good 20-30 years, but i do remember digging the LP quite a lot -- the main deal for me was, it made me hear some (good) songs in an entirely new way -- even Hard Rain -- but yeah Bryan's whole notion of "what if the person singing 'it's my party' was a sad Dracula" -- yeah that concept brought a smile to my face too :-)