Sunday, June 20, 2010

Listen To: Paul McCartney - "Monkberry Moon Delight"

Such a wonderfully bizarre track that it is little wonder that it caught the attention of John Lennon as he listened to Ram. He liked it so much he later wanted to feature the song while guest DJing in New York City in 1974 (he was told it was too long and substituted "Jet" in its place). A showcase for McCartney's gruff vocal talents a la "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" and a rare instance of his dabbling in absurdist lyrics in his early solo efforts. An apt cover can also be found in Screamin' Jay Hawkins' version.

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