Music today was one of my fave albums, The TubesNow (1977). A strange mixture of catchy, cabaret rock punctuated with an eight-piece band and singer Fee Waybill’s characterful voice. There’s a cover of Captain Beefheart’s My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains from Clear Spot (1972) and Lee Hazlewood’s This Town, recorded by Frank Sinatra on the 1967 album The World We Knew. A collection of self-penned classics like the opener Smoke (La Vie En Fumér) written by guitarist Bill Spooner, synth player Michael Cotten and keyboard player Vince Welnick. Spooner and Welnick’s Hit Parade and Cotten and Welnick’s You’re No Fun. Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) plays sax on Cathy’s Clone. The album production is credited to John Anthony, think VDGG, Peter Hammill, Home, early Genesis (Nursery Cryme, 1971), Roxy Music‘s For Your Pleasure (1973) with Chris Thomas, and the debut Queen album (1973) with Roy Thomas Baker. But now was finished by Bill Spooner and the engineers – that’s another story.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.