Spectacles (Star Song SSR-0007) 1979



Somebody get this guy a cup of coffee. Spectacles continues the lunacy with such off-the-wall ditties as ‘God In The Box Drive Through Blues’, ‘Not Just Another Pretty Face’, ‘Body Building’ and ‘Heir Conditioning’, the latter talking about “God’s frozen people”. The Harlem Globetrotters theme, The Byrds, CB radios, ukulele, horses, slide whistle, gunshots, Louis Armstrong and other sundry bizarreness are all gleefully tossed into his always-changing musical brew. Not just a bunch of horsin’ around either, as the more serious-toned ‘Christianity Today’ and title track attest. Kicks up a pretty good Southern rock groove with mean slide guitar on ‘Suffering For The Lord (Lament Of The Would Be Witness)’. Also a country twangin’ cover of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘No Deal’. Hard not to like this guy. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).




Song #Song TitleTime
1-2Nursery Rhymes
1-3God In The Box Drive Through Blues
1-4No Deal
2-1Not Just Another Pretty Voice
2-2Body Builder
2-3Heir Conditioning
2-4Suffering For The Lord (Lament Of The Would Be Witness)
2-5Christianity Today