Tuesday, March 04, 2008

This Old Record Is Quite Good

Thurston Harris: Do What You Did (Aladdin, 1958)
This is a sensational record, a furious, walloping great smash in the kisser of a rock and roll record that has a brilliant vocal hook, a massed angelic choir, a lunatic drummer, some exemplary reverb tricks, a saxophone solo that makes your bones feel rather softer and more liquid than usual and a lyrical content - "Do what you did what when the lights were low, just me and you and the radio, do what you did when you did what you done last night, to me!" - that, once again, seems to suggest some sort of awfulness has occurred between Thurtson and a young lady, perhaps after a "hop" or somesuch. Anyway, I stole Harris' track wholesale from this which is, literally, a quite good record.


Planet Mondo said...

WOAH!!!WOAH!!! WOAH!!! Thats what it's all about - the lyrics that hat popping sax and bouncing bass- I'm fruggin like a nutter after that.

It's impossible to play once - that's the great trick about the spitfire sizzlers, they leave you gagging for more (been played three times on the bounce thus far)

I'm DJing Friday and this will defo be on the menu, check these out for more of the same

The Fabulous Wailers - Wailing

The Gee Cees - Buzzsaw Twist

Rob said...

hey pm: it's a belter, ain't it! Really glad you like it - will steal yours later...