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Outsider Music and Other Off-Kilter Stuff

on Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:51 am


With thanks to mikewar, a newbie at PSF. One would be forgiven for assuming, from the bizarre album title on in, that
these Tokens are a different band from the ones who sang "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Not so! To quote AllMusic:

"The Tokens are generally thought of as the vocal group who brought their 'Lion Sleeps Tonight' hit to yet another generation through
the success of The Lion King. But what we have here is the great lost Tokens album, recorded in 1968 and promptly turned down by
Warner Bros. To fill a contractual obligation, a few hundred copies were pressed up -- in a slightly altered form -- and the album pretty
much remained an interesting catalog sighting before its CD-era reissue. What we also have here is a White doo wop group delivering
an album that falls somewhere between Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's. No wonder Warner didn't know what to make of it; previous
attempts by other doo woppers at updating their sound produced some of the most laughable examples that the genre has to offer.
But everything on here works in a very organic manner: all of the songs follow a neat continuum and could easily be termed as a
humanistic song cycle, each one surrounded by late-'60s Beatlesque production values, right down to the massively compressed
drum sounds and omnipresent tape saturation. Trippy, loopy, and totally of its time, classic doo wop this is not; great, however, it is."

Source: https://www.allmusic.com/album/intercourse-mw0000176757

Actually, it's most listenable, the uploader even considering it to be "the lost spiritual successor to The Beach Boys Smiley Smile album".

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Re: Outsider Music and Other Off-Kilter Stuff

on Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:05 am
This one disappeared from YouTube for a while but now it's back in all its glory. This
is Jandek and "When The Telephone Melts" from his 1988 album You Walk Alone:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jandek

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Re: Outsider Music and Other Off-Kilter Stuff

on Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Mr. K wrote:

That’s rather brilliant!

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