|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 |
( 10/24/2006 02:37:00 PM ) Bill S.
OLD FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS – Weirdest musical moment of the day: walking into a Champaign music store during lunch and hearing that the Walkmen have released a track-by-track remake of Harry Nilsson's infamous drink-soaked collaboration with John Lennon, Pussy Cats, an act of goofy tribute on par with Camper van Beethoven's fly-apart recreation of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk. To the best of my knowledge, the original Nilsson is currently out-of-print in the U.S. (a crime against pop history in my estimation!) The copy I own is an import CD, though it did briefly appear during the first flurry of Nilsson CD re-masterings that RCA put out in the 90's. Perhaps the Walkmen's version will lead to a fuller rediscovery of this raggedly fascinating pop work?