Did I like listening to Shuggie Otis’s album “Inspiration Information”? Yeah, I did. A lot. So did everybody else recording this show with me.
It’s not often you get to see the blueprint of a musical paradigm. The record was a little shaky, especially after the first 5 or 6 songs, but wow, what a first 5 or 6 songs. It reminded me of the old quote about the Velvet Underground and everybody that bought their records creating a band…
This album is flawed for sure, but I feel like it’s impossible that Hall and Oates, Prince, Average White Band, Lenny Kravitz, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, and countless others would have become the hit-makers they became…or fuck, even found their signature sounds, without listening to this listless prodigy.
Listless. It’s hard to hear a burgeoning genius like this go down with such a whimper…we talk about it a lot in this show… OK…got that out of my system.
A Few Minutes With
Ryan picked “Hollaback Girl” for “A Few Minutes With” this go round. Pretty sure if it were more than a few minutes, Phil might have throttled Ryan. Something about bananas.
Next week…Camper Van Beethoven’s “Key Lime Pie” Sounds Delicious. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!