Tuesday, November 27, 2007
LANCELOT LINK AND THE EVOLUTION REVOLUTION - s/t (1970)
Bubblegum music!! Yes, I like it so much. It's the naked truth.
And this record is a gem. Arguably, one of the best bubblegum records ever. Period.
And, to my knowledge, never reissued (except for Sha-La Love You). Why?? Such a shame... and if you ever find a copy, they'll ask you for $200 or more.
(damn, my wife just saw me typing this and she wants me to sell it now.... NO, NEVER!!!)
Played by a bunch of chimps (well, the correct description is A.P.E.'s*), namely:
Lance Link - Guitar
Mata Hairi - Tambourine
Sweetwater Gibbons - Piano (you gotta love his style, btw)
Bananas Marmoset - Drums & Percusion
Extremely catchy, extremely fun, extremely good!!
From the original 1970-72 US TV series Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour. Surely familiar for guys in the US. And I bet they played many more songs than the ones on the Lp. Anyone? Sigh.
Anyhow, see for yourselves how groovy they were!
Most of the songs come from the courtesy of writer-singer-producer Steve Hoffman, with Steve Barri producing (hey, Sha-la Love You is an allegedly early demo for the Grass Roots!).
The lyrics may be a bit sexist sometimes, but hey, enjoy the music, have fun. I often play this record when I have to do the dishes late at night.... works wonders!
The chimps list a running order on the back of the Lp, but then they play as they wish when the needle hits the wax and do this one instead. It's a blast!
Sha-La Love You
Wild Dreams (Jelly Beans)
Rollin' In The Clover
* Agents To Prevent Evil
PLAY IT LOUD!