Monday, April 20, 2009
Fun With Downloads: On the Bowery
From 1976, please enjoy the standout track (for my money) on the Live at CBGBs album -- Mink DeVille's mildly astonishing "Let Me Dream if I Want To."
This is early Mink -- with Willy and the band doing their best imitation of Lou Reed fronting The Stones, rather than the sort of Springsteen En Espanol bombast they got famous for later. Great stuff, in any case.
You can download it HERE. As always, if the authorization has expired before you get to it, just e-mail me and I'll shoot you the mp3.
And get me drunk sometime and I'll tell you a truly harrowing Willy DeVille story which I can't print here for fear of lawyers. Suffice it to say that when I was a baby rock critic I saw some stuff that should have motivated me to seek employment in another less colorful field.