Monday, April 7, 2008
PINKINY CANANDY - st (1969)
Now tell me...would you take this guy seriously?
Well, you'd better do.
This record must look like a joke at first sight, but as soon as you drop the needle you realize this is another little treasure. Pop, rock, bubblegum, even an hilarious country track... but the word here is Pepper! Pepperisms can be found everywhere here, starting from Hello Hello and ending with its reprise, Goodbye Goodbye -what else? Tongue in cheek all the time, yes, so what, this is fun, and the melodic quality of the songs and the arrangements is fantastic.
The man wasted no bars. Many songs do not even reach the 3-minute tag.
In fact, it's like barely more than 2 minutes of pop bliss every time and you're left begging for more.
It seems this was the baby of a guy called Michael Chain -no musician credits on the record- so maybe he played all instruments, who knows. Very cool but somewhat strange concept-like album, with comic strips too, featuring the adventures of our hero Pinkiny Canandy. Beautiful gatefold sleeve, lyrics included.
A record you can easily play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Someday... trust me!
We would like to say so long and thank you all for clapping for us
But we'd have to stretch the song by adding on another chorus.
Very glad to be here
Happy that we came
Here's hoping that you feel the same.
Now, this is one criminally forgotten record that deserves a prompt CD reissue -I'm just salivating at the thought of having access to bonus tracks too...
Rev-Ola people (or anyone)... what are you waiting for???
The Lp I found years ago wasn't in perfect condition, you know!
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SOMEDAY
MR. KEILEY'S ROOF
All selections composed by Michael Chain
Produced by Mike Post