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Re: Music

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Donny's in America
Donny loves privilege and ranks
Donny combs his hair
And Donald wants p***y in tanks

God is an American

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Re: Music

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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm

Happy to post a classic, massive, year 1966 track that I was reminded of recently when I heard a snippet of it out there.

"Time Has Come Today", by the Chambers Brothers.

It seems perennial: time has certainly come, today.

A few (four) versions were published (pressed). This is the long "album" (33 1/3 RPM vinyl record) version. It includes the "psychedelic" guitar playing of Joe and Willie, which the 3+ minute and 4+ minute singles exclude (do not contain, due to the time constraint of a "45").

When the track was new, I recall the short version BLASTING out of New York City AM-radio stations on my 2-transistor pocket radio, "Vornado", powered by a 9-volt battery. Wow. And, afterwards.

I like the almost personal "aside" way of relating the lyrics that the singer uses; akin to "rapping"? And we thought that the 'Original Wrapper' was my man Lou Reed... . Well, maybe these several artists are TIED; Lou, with the Velvet Underground, was active in those early 1960s years, in a big way, too.

Song written by Joe and Willie Chambers, of The Chambers Brothers group.

Joe and Willie are also the two guitarists here. Nice: one guitar is distorted ("fuzzed"); the other is "clean".

Drummer is Brian Keenan, the White guy of the five Brothers, born in New York City in 1943, and who also lived in England and Ireland at times.

Hats off to the vocalist.



Time Has Come Today (1966)
by: The Chambers Brothers

Coo coo!...

Time has come today!
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today!

(Hey)

Oh

The rules have changed today (Hey)
I have no place to stay (Hey)
I'm thinking about the subway (Hey)
My love has flown away (Hey)
My tears have come and gone (Hey)
Oh my Lord, I have to roam (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by the tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)

Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)

Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

Time [repeat 11x]

Oh

Now the time has come (Time)
There's no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I've been loved and put aside (Time)
I've been crushed by tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)
Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)

Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)

Time [repeat 4x]

Yeah

Songwriters: Joseph Lamar Chambers / Willie Mack Chambers
Time Has Come Today lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Re: Music

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P.S. H. Rap Brown might have been the original rapper, since the genre was named after him.

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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 am

If you listened/listen long enough at the end of the record, here's what you heard/hear.

Some people are surprised about it to this day (well, fewer and fewer, of late; but, OK, sports-fans). :)

Short and sweet. Very sweet! ;)
(and yet, this feller was among those Knighted!). :lol: :namaste:


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Re: Music

Post by desert_woodworker » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 am

I may have posted this one -- once, or a hundred times before -- dunno. Just a nice song. Some bits may be 'way off base, although the lyrics are probably pretty conventional, heard from here or there (almost correct).
There may be some differences between the performed song and the idealized (at some point) printed lyrics! And so Life goes on... . :hatsoff:

What a track! Fun! Fun! Fun. Careful... .

It slips soon later into "I Know You Rider". This is "Europe, 1972"! Can't help it.



--Joe

China Cat Sunflower
by: The Grateful Dead

Look for a while at the China Cat Sunflower
Proud-walking jingle, in the midnight sun
Copperdome bodhi, drip a silver kimono
Like a crazy quilt star-gown, through a dream night-wind
Na na na, na na na
Na na na, na na na
Ooh, oh, oh
Crazy cat peekin' through a lace bandanna
Like a one-eyed Cheshire, like a diamond-eye Jack.

A leaf of all colors plays a golden-string fiddle
To a double-e waterfall over my back

Na na na, na na na
Na na na, na na na
Ooh, oh, oh
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat

Comic book colors on a violin river cryin', Leonardo
Words, from out a silk trombone
I rang a silent bell, beneath a shower of pearls
In the eagle-winged palace of the Queen Chinee
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat, china cat
China cat

Songwriters: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

China Cat Sunflower lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Re: Music

Post by Spike » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 pm

Hometown boy and Urban Verbs lead singer Roddy Frantz is the brother of Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz (second video). For sure the first video was not filmed at CBGB's (filmed stage way too big). Looks like the 9:30 Club, initially at 930 F. St. NW DC. AKA the Atlantic Building, my dad actually worked there years before. It had a historic staircase which somehow qualified the building for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. It got shut down the night it opened for a capacity violation when they opened the basement for a second band to play simultaneously.

I followed this band despite my colleague Keith C. at Discount Book and Records in Dupont Circle being lead guitarist of various rival bands (which never caught on until Martha Hull joined, and they became D.ceats). At one venue in Maryland where Keith's band was scheduled to follow the Verbs, he pulled the plug on them during the second song. Laughed his ass off.

The Verbs opened for the B 52's at the Corcoran Gallery just after what became a monster hit, Rock Lobster, was released. Tried to get in but failed until my girlfriend told the bouncer she was a friend of Roddy's. He personally came to the door and we sure enough got in. What a show!







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