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Friday, February 02, 2007

Out To Lunch Friday Playlist

Today out to lunch it's a Groundhog Grab Bag smorgasbord. First we rightfully celebrate the arrival in Rhapsody of the original version of Popcorn by Hot Butter, and a couple other odd gems added recently.

In particular, this Earth Opera song is from a whole album of cerebral psychedelic nonsense by Boston bands of the late sixties. Enduring the Green Line between downtown and Allston I was often annoyed by the Fenway crowd but never heard them chanting "Kill the Hippies! Kill the Hippies!" It's an entire suppressed era of strangeness hidden between the heralded folkies of Harvard Square and the new wave/punk explosion of the seventies. Certainly nothing they made us aware of listening to the Big Mattress or even the Morning Coffeehouse growing up. There's many more albums of this stuff in Rhapsody worth investigating, released by the Iris Music Group. And, the song also serves as a reminder that pitchers and catchers will report to spring training a mere two weeks from today.

Lastly, we welcome in the weekend with thanks to the Children of Men soundtrack. Rhapsody editor Nick Dedina provided some depth on the goodness squeezed into this album already. Today we'll just thank it for also being the delivery vehicle of tracks from the Rhapsody-rare King Crimson and John Lennon.

Happy Friday.

Out To Lunch Friday Playlist

Popcorn - Hot Butter
I Wanna Be Your Man - Smithereens
Can't Tek The Fire Bun - Cocoa Tea
The Red Sox Are Winning - Earth Opera
The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
Bring On The Lucie - John Lennon


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