November 11, 2008

Indian Gin and Whisky Dry

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 11, 2008 04:28 PM | TrackBack


Love this one. Never seen this crazy clip, though. The Bee Gees get no respect.

Posted by: COOP at November 11, 2008 05:35 PM

Too right, COOP. I believe this clip is from a 1968 tv special that featured most (or all?) of the songs from the Idea album. There are others on youtube if you look. "I've Decided to Join the Airforce" is pretty crazy/great, too:

Posted by: Dr. Frank at November 11, 2008 05:45 PM

Is that a Mellotron? The string part has that kind of shimmery quality to it.

Posted by: Pesto at November 11, 2008 10:34 PM

I cannot merely dismiss these guys as "weird". They are weirdly catchy, and they were following some kind off-angle of vision of their own, that I cannot fathom, but it seems to be rooted in some kind of psychedelic version of folk music, via Johnny Mathis(?). Who sings like that? What were their influences? What did they think they were doing? All research topics for another day ... .

Posted by: Lexington Green at November 16, 2008 12:50 AM

Lex, I think you really have to listen to the album all the way through in order to grasp the full force of its majesty. It's one of the greatest pieces of pop art ever, to me, anyway.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at November 16, 2008 12:56 AM

I am open to that possibility.

It was certainly the era of the concept album.

OK. One more cultural experience in the "in box" for "eventually".

Posted by: Lexington Green at November 16, 2008 05:21 AM