A blog about the things I find accidentally on Spotify while looking for something else
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Just Released - Dickie Goodman
Before Harold Robbins invented sex in 1963, between the end of the Chatterley ban and the first Beatles LP, if you wanted sexually explicit comedy albums (which many people do) you had to make do with this sort of thing from 1962 - trad and pop songs reworked frat house-style. The theme of venereal disease is returned to regularly, along with periods and unwanted pregnancy. You'll probably end up feeling a bit funny. Tellingly, the final and least filthy track, in which Tennessee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons is reworked as a tale of a daughter dating a beatnik, has dated the best.