Sunday, February 03, 2019

Your Monday Moment of Why Didn't I Get the Memo?

From 1994, please enjoy the latter day version of The Sir Douglas Quintet and their as-close-to-power-pop as Doug ever got "Too Little Too Late."



I've been a fan of those guys since my high school days and "She's About a Mover" (and their lesser known 1969 hit "Mendocino"....



...is another longtime fave.

But I'd totally forgotten the album that "Too Little Too Late" derives from...


...until the other day when a kind reader sent me the video.

Although now that I think of it, I seem to recall I raved about it -- the band includes John Jorgenson, Augie Meyers and Doug Clifford? Holy shit -- in the pages of The Magazine Formerly Known as Stereo Review.

In any event, a way cool song and arrangement -- the 12-string is transplendent -- and I think I'm gonna get a copy of the disc.

[h/t Josh Lewellen]

4 comments:

pete said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

I remember your review and I bought the lp.thanks for turning me on to his music

Alzo said...

Doug Clifford?! I did not know that connection. The first two 45s i ever bought were 'Proud Mary' and 'Mendocino.' Doug Sahm was the Bob Marley of Tex-Mex. Check him out, hanging with Hef and Barbi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaYO3BkJzw

Guypinot said...

Doug Clifford and Stu Cook played on Doug Sahm's 1974 album, "Groover's Paradise."

I'd say that the Quintet's version of "Who'll Be The Next In Line" from 1981 is also pretty Power Pop...