Tuesday, June 12, 2012

She's a B-Bomb Baby

Time is fleeing this week, so I'll just say a few words about this week's record, which comes from Tin Pan Alley's great series of ridiculous stabs at Garage Rock from the late 1960's, many of which featured Mike Thomas. Both of these songs are winners, in a Tin Pan Alley sort of way, but clearly the weirder of the two is "B-Bomb Baby", which shoots for garage authenticity and misses at every turn, most spectacularly during the fractured guitar solo, which has to be heard to be believed. The lyrics are a treat, too!

The flip side, "Airplane Blues", is no slouch either - what with the way every single problem that could go wrong with the airplane does go wrong, one after another. The band (and song) are quite subdued in comparison with "B-Bomb Baby", but there are still some moments to be enjoyed.

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