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Archive for September, 2008

Sunday Service: The Atlantics – “Superstar” (2003)

Sunday, September 28th, 2008


Jesus Christ SurferStar is a 2-CD set full of various latter-day reverb dial instrumentalists doing interpretations of every single song from the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack. Here are Australia’s Atlantics catching a real heavy – the 1970 Murray Head hit single “Superstar.”

The Atlantics – “Superstar”

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Song ID: The Syndicate of Sound, “Brown Paper Bag” (1970)

Friday, September 26th, 2008


San Jose’s Syndicate of Sound had three charting singles, each one a killer. Their first two were the classic strum-a-thon “Little Girl” and “Rumors” in 1966, while their third one, “Brown Paper Bag” came out on Neil Bogart’s Buddah label during the tail end of his bubblegum experiment in 1970 (1910 Fruitgum Co, Ohio Express, etc). And what did they prepare for the preteen crowd? A loveable Creedence-tinged stomper about hard drinking.

Syndicate of Sound – “Brown Paper Bag” (1970)

Brother Parker, by Paul Borelli

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008


Paul Borelli is currently working on a series of Pittsburgh Pirate batting champs, which he’s calling “HITsburgh, PA.” This one’s devoted to the Cobra, Dave Parker. He was the NL crown winner for 1977 and 1978 and then enjoyed a World Series victory with the Bucs at Baltimore’s expense in ‘79. Although he was nicknamed the Cobra for his peculiar, coiled up batting stance, Paul wisely sidestepped this theme, which I imagine would flirt too easily with the realm of velvet Elvis. So he went with this Parker Brothers theme instead, which is based on a game you might remember called Outwit. He especially liked that tagline, “It looks easy ’til you try it,” because it “could apply to the game, hitting a baseball, or even painting a picture.”