The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

In the Studio #20


Badfinger

9 comments :

H. P. L. said...

Looks like Abbey Road...

erik hogstrom said...

I saw Badfinger open for Cheap Trick when I was in high school. Badfinger were awesome.

Christopher said...

They actually had me fooled for the Beatles when i first heard "If you want it"..some 200 and some years ago..

Fred said...

That looks like the post-Iveys lineup with Joey Molland on acoustic joining Ham and Evans, while drummer Mike Gibbins looks to be writing his term paper.

Fred said...

That looks like the post-Iveys lineup with Joey Molland on acoustic joining Ham and Evans, while drummer Mike Gibbins looks to be writing his term paper.

Tommy O'C said...

Their sound was Beatlesque.

Geoff said...

paul wrote that song, "Come and get it."

abysmal song if you ask me

Chris said...

sad endings for two members of a great band.

George Harrison gave (I think it was) Pete Ham
his Beatles-era SG guitar and Ham's wife apparently
sold it at a garage sale following Ham's suicide..

oh, man.. if things could talk.

Tommy O'C said...

They were signed by Apple under their original name, the Iveys, and were considered by some to be the Beatles' proteges. So that probably is Abbey Road and it was no accident that they sounded like the Beatles.