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

Mop Tops in Action #32


The Mop Tops hump their first LP

5 comments :

Timmy said...

"Four Little white men stand sideways & rock the whole young'um generation roll"

MichaelRyerson said...

Hard to believe at one time we thought this was scandalously long hair. Looking back, the lads look nearly preppie.

John said...

Kids.

Greg said...

And it's hard to tell here but on the album, which I had, Ringo doesn't have a Beatles haircut yet. He still has a pompadore from his Rory Storm and the Hurricanes days.

s. element said...

Not sure why, but that kind of looks like a cardboard cutout of Ringo there...