Dirty Old Man at The Pop Confessional

Hi folks, the Rev here...
now I realise that 99.99% of my Pop Confessional punters either noticed nor indeed care about this BUT, to me it's the reason I'm still playing records to folk more than half my age.

I managed to slip this very obscure garage punk classic into the mix at The Pop Confessional Friday just gone.
It's by THEM the Belfast beat blues band that gave us Van Morrison. Although this tune actually dates from a later period 1966/7, after Van had  jumped ship to persue a solo career and the band had relocated to Texas.

Dig this baby...

Anyhow it got me thing about dirty old men.

Another great dirty old man tune that I could certainly play out down at The Pop Confessional, 1973 philly classic and Prince Charles' favourite... THE THREE DEGREES !

...and then I began thinking about this Rod Stewart album.

What tha hell was going on 'ere, when the powers that be thought that this was a great idea for an album cover ?

Rod Stewart album an old raincoat won't ever let you down

Yes, it's reassuring to know that we now live in so much more enlightened times.
Where's that pediatrician's house?
Pass me that petrol bomb!

Electric Banana - Request Genius

Hi folks - the Rev here...
Best request of the evening at ELECTRIC BANANA on Wednesday (February 1st) just gone ?

Young lady: "Have you got that one about the riot!"
Me: "Mmmm a riot you say ?"
Young lady: "Yeah that's it! I predict a riot by The Kings of Leon!"

Seriously the best request I had all evening ?
Probably this...

The Rev's abstract ramblings pt.1

Edgar & Johnny Winter photograph
and his brother JOHNNY WINTER
The Winter brothers! not to be confused with British comedy/light-entertainment legends - the “WinterS” brothers (see pic below).

Mike & Bernie Winters photograph

You know there was a time when the tune "Free Ride" by The EDGAR WINTER BAND was quite regularly requested here at The Social/Bodega. Back in the old Guilty Pleasures days before THE POP CONFESSIONAL.
Edgar also apparently (according to his Wikipedia entry) invented strapping a keyboard around yer' neck, in order to rock-out with it more like a guitar.
...anyhow folks, I’ve recently got back into this tune and just the other day I googled it to see what footage might be out there on the interweb.

Check this out. What A band!
Not only is it keyboard rockin’ albino EDGAR, but also included in his band are Dan ‘Instant Replay’ Hartman and Rick ‘Hang On Sloopy’ Derringer. A man who I personally last saw play here in Nottingham 25 years ago, as part of Cyndi Lauper’s band at the then recently built Royal Concert Hall.

Edgar’s biggest hit (I think) here in the UK was “Frankenstein”, but this I think is the better tune...

As for his older brother (also albino) JOHNNY, the first time I ever came across him was as a 15/16 year old watching the Old Grey Whistle Test. How mad is this!? Getting on for nearly forty years later and I can actually refer you to the original footage up on You Tube.

The important thing to remember here is context - this was back when there was practically no live music on TV, and this*** was more likely to be the bollox that passed for musical entertainment
***...yeah I know that this is actually from about ten years later in the 80's, but can you imagine how bad it must have been a further ten years earlier.

With love... The Rev X

Les Savy Fav

Saw these at ATP at the weekend. Went off big-time when they played this ...