Thursday, August 22, 2013
NORM BURNS - THE HUMAN BREAKDOWN OF ABSURDITY (Sterling, 1968)
Still living in the twilight world of Song Poem Records! They just make normal records seem dull...
This weeks favourite has everything I like in a record: cool twangy guitar, silly operatic female backing vocals, croony middle aged white man lead, and mind boggling lyrics like
"they will point in the fortune fountain
searching for a place in the mountain
where the sexless virgins could moan
watched by clergymen with faces of stone"
Possibly the greatest thing ever to come out of Boston, Massachusetts...
NORM BURNS - THE HUMAN BREAKDOWN OF ABSURDITY
I've also just come across this very amusing bit of Song Poem business hilarity where Norm has been been assigned a song called "Black and I'm Proud". If the check clears, the record get's made...