The Elephant – “Do What You Love”
Friday July 20th 2007, 11:38 am
The Elephant – Do What You Love 1975
Da-dum, da, da-dum, da-daaaamn!
One Mr. Ronald “Tubby” Zeigler on drums and purcussion. Feel it in your stomach.
The cover rescued this LP from a box of “Don’t wants”, and its a good job, cos this track is a motherfucker. The rest of the album unfortunately sees our man Tubby chained up, locked in a casket and thrown into an Ocean of MOR. I can’t imagine anyone ever enjoying swimming in this ocean. It smells.
Thankfully his bandmates let him out of his cage, gave him back his broken wings and he learned to fly again, albeit for one track at the end of side one, then back into the sea for side two.
I can’t find much on the band, just a lot about Elephants (endangered, except in the areas where they are overpopulous, wherin they are a pest) and frankly I don’t care to know more about them. The LP is on Big Tree Records, a label that was at one point home to Hot Chocolate AND Demis Roussos. You know?
Tubby played trap on a Stephen Stills album and maybe a few more things here and there in the mid-70s yadda yadda etc…
This track though… daamn.
The 70s were pretty shit
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:03 pm
Original Cast – Dirty Words 1974
(MP3 NOT SAFE FOR WORK)
Earl Wilson Jr. must have been on a one man mission to make sex totally unappealing when he wrote his “sexual musical” in 1973.
“Let My People Come” is as dated as people-fucking-around-and-not-getting-AIDS but thanks to the powers of vinyl we can still enjoy the “theatrical emancipation” of more pleasant times, including such classics as “I’m Gay”, “Linda, Georgina, Marilyn & Me” and “The Cunnilingus Champion Of Co. C”.
I was going to upload the solo number “Come In My Mouth” but I think the googlestorm it would incur would be detrimental to the site’s focus. Instead I’ve recorded “Dirty Words” for you to listen to. You may want to keep a sexual partner nearby whilst listening in case you get the urge to do someone.
The blurb on the back says the production “touches upon all forms of human sexuality in the disguise of a thought-provoking, suggestive, bitingly satirical, outrageously refreshing, innocent and entertaining childish romp”.
If nothing else, it certainly bites.
The confirmation that it’s an anti-sex musical comes below…
“The message: People are sexual, if only because they are human and mortal, and if they understand and deal with that fact they will be able to move on to something else, something more spiritual.”
I’m off to have an outrageously refreshing cold shower.