Thursday, February 13, 2014
If Cupid Went On Strike
Today's post is a continuation of last week's celebration of St. Valentine's Day, which of course is tomorrow. And here to look at the holiday from an unusual, rarely considered angle, is Rodd Keith, in his Film City/Rod Rogers days. Showing up on yellow vinyl, as seen above and below, "If Cupid Went on Strike" is a midtempo number, with some interesting Chamberlin voicing choices and lyrics which use the word "bitsy" four or five times, which is four or five times too much. Hopefully, the cruddy condition of this record doesn't impact your enjoyment:
The flip side "Can't You Spare Another Kiss", features another nice Chamberlin track (with a brief "clarinet" duet, at one point), and lyrics which also fit nicely into the Valentine's Day. One mildly interesting thing about this record is that while "Cupid" is credited to Rod Rogers and the Swinging Strings, "Another Kiss" is credited to "Rod Rogers with the Swinging Strings". Maybe "odd" is a better word for that observation than "interesting"...