Thursday, June 05, 2014

Fun With Mp3s (An Occasional Series): The Godfrey Daniel Experience -- The Finale!

And, as promised, herewith the concluding three cuts from Godfrey Daniel's 1972 deconstruction of all that was sacred in Classic Rock.

Track 10: Buddy Miles' overexposed irritant "Them Changes," performed in the style of late 40s jump blues shouters like Roy Brown.

Track 11: "Mercy Mercy." Rendered in a manner that will, in fact, have you begging for same, i.e. re-imagined as something that might have been heard on the soundtrack to an American-International beach film.

Track 12: A reprise of "Hey Jude." For those of you playing at home, you may recall that Take a Sad Song opened with a doo-wop version of the Beatles tune; here the band bids you goodbye in the style of those two white guys who worked with Phil Spector.

Coming tomorrow -- I haven't a fricking clue, frankly; this whole series has exhausted me.

You're welcome.


FD13NYC said...

Weren't there 12 tracks on the album originally? If you can, how about that zip file, please.

steve simels said...

Frank -- I posted three tracks a day starting on Monday, which means there have now been a total of 12.

In any case, zip files are beyond me; I'll just burn you a cd to give you when next we meet.

Incidentally, did I ever give you a copy of the official Australian version of Floor Your Love, the one with the booklet, photos and liner notes? If not, I'll bring one of those as well when we have dinner...

J. Loslo said...

Thanks again; this is fun stuff. I think Big Daddy does it better, but Godfrey Daniel appears to have done it first, and that's worth something.

By the way, did you notice Big Daddy has a new album, on which they tackle show tunes (Smashing Songs Of Stage And Screen)? Haven't heard it yet, but I'm headed over to CDBaby to buy it now.

Anonymous said...

Actually this Godfrey Daniel stuff was presaged by Solomon's work with the Amboy Dukes.

Check out 1969's "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent" from the band's third album "Migration".

This precedes the Take a Sad Song album by nearly three years.


Vickie Rock

Anonymous said...


Migration precedes the Godfrey Daniel LP by 3 and a half years.

Vickie Rock

Anonymous said...

And just to put a face on it, there are these:

Waiting for the outtakes and alternate versions,

Vickie Rock

LP Steve said...

Maybe it's just me, but this Hey Jude sounds more like the Walker Brothers than those Righteous ones.

Peter Power Pop said...

Hey Frank: I can ZIP up the files for you.

Peter Power Pop said...

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Frank: