Boneyard Media


Sunday Service: United States of America – “I Wouldn’t Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar” (1968)

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“Experimental” is the operative word for this album, although it’s more satisfying than the word might suggest. It’s a good 50% hear-us-on-acid clatter, and a good 10% “When I’m Sixty-Four” envy, but it’s the other stuff, the moderately weird 40% that sounds best. Here’s one of those: an ode to whips and chains that closes with a Salvation Army band playing a Protestant hymn (“There is Sunshine in My Soul”).

United States of America – “I Wouldn’t Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar” (1968)

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