Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blues in the Bottle

Ladies and gentlemen, from 1968 it's The Finest Hair in Rock 'n' Roll -- AKA Dave Davies of The Kinks -- and his first solo hit "Death of a Clown."

I may be throwing away a perfectly good Listomania topic here, but if there's ever been a better rock drinking song, I can't think of it this morning.


Kid Charlemagne said...

I love this song. In a Kinks bio I have there is a great pic of him peforming this song on TOTPs I think, wearing an incredibly tacky Elizabethan get up. Wish there was a video of that.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The second half of this couplet eluded me for years: “The trainer of insects is crouched on his knees /And frantically looking for runaway fleas,” & it was ironically in a 1970s college bar that a friend finally completed the line for me. I went home at 2 a.m. & put on the LP to verify, waking up my housemates in the process. I was just delighted.

virgotex said...

right you are. At least about it being the best drinking song.

I think the jury's still out on the hair. It's such a large field.

The other day at my place I gave Robert Forster of the Go Betweens the Best Eyebrows of all time designation.

Anonymous said...

I wanted Dave Davies hair as a teen!