dinsdag 3 maart 2015
* Sitting on a Corn Flake *
"Sitting On A Cornflake" has got to be one of the weirdest opening lines of a popsong that I know. That's what I told a friend a few years ago. To my surprise he replied that his favourite Liverpudlian band had used that line too. No kidding! John Lennon seems to have had a big laugh about it. Imagine all the people trying to figure out what he meant when he wrote 'I Am The Walrus'.
corn flake art by Sarah Rosado, NYC
But the song that yours truly mentioned first is by Swamp Dogg, alias of Jerry Williams Jr. Three years after The Beatles he used that same line for the title-track of his legendary album 'Total Destruction To Your Mind'. "File under soul" it says on the back of my copy, but be prepared: the material, ranging from hard-driving funky stuff to Joe South-covers and deep southern soul, is undoubtedly fueled by chemicals. Hence the title of this mind-blowing trip.