After the Godz, another all time greatest group ever are Toots and the Maytals. Here they are at the Sombrero Club (no idea where that is) in 1962 backed by Byron Lee and his Dragonaires. Exciting vocals and some great dancing. This is brilliant, actually.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
One last blast from the Godz. This was released as a single in the hope that it would compete with Strawberry Fields Forever or Good Vibrations. The Godz appeared to sincerely believe that their ur-music (and I have only posted their more musical stuff, some of it really is tuneless) had the potential to be widely successful. Gentlemen songsters off on a spree, doomed from here to eternity.
The previous video had poor sound so this is what the Godz could sound like properly recorded. A song of great depth and mystery that stays in your head. The less imaginative might have had a three note bass part to reflect the three syllables of the song’s repeated title. I think this is what Pink Floyd wanted to sound like but could not cut themselves loose from what was considered musical. No such qualms for the unfettered Godz who set the controls for the heart of the dissonance and achieve lift off.