June 11, 2011

I Wanna Get Me a Gun

This guy at the record store I used to hang out at when I was in high school once gave me a cut-out copy of Bill Wyman's Monkey Grip solo album, saying: "here take it, get it out of my sight, I can't stand even looking at this lame ass garbage crap."

That's an exact quote. "Lame Ass Garbage Crap" became a catchphrase for a while in my circle -- if just one guy, a dog, a guitar, and a bunch of records really counts as a "circle." "Lame Ass Garbage Crap" was a term you, that is, I, used for something absolutely amazing and wonderful. Because I really loved Monkey Grip to pieces (and I think Kerly did, too -- that's the dog, Kerly.) We listened to it more than Goats Head Soup and at least as often as Black and Blue. "Monkey Grip Glue" is one of my all time favorite songs, and I'm not trying to be contrarian or provocative there. I still find myself singing it in my head pretty frequently.

I never saw this clip of the album's lead off track at the time, and I don't know if it would have made me like the record more or less, but I'm guessing probably more.

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 11, 2011 02:49 AM | TrackBack

Damn! I watched less than a minute of that on a PC with no speakers and still got a full-body douche chill!

Posted by: Stig at June 13, 2011 06:00 PM
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