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Junior Parker sings "Taxman."

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  1. The Peter Herbolzheimer version of “A Day In the Life”…begins innocuously enough with Don Adams on vocals doing a super-slowed down, ballad-y version.

    In my mind’s ear I hear Maxwell Smart intoning: “I heard the news today, Oh Boy…”

  2. In the 70’s I attended a Lefty meeting, mighta been SDS, in Boulder which featured a speaker complaining about pop music’s reactionary corrupting influence on “movement consciousness”. Among the examples he cited were the Beatles’ songs “Taxman”, and “Revolution” with the lyrics:
    But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
    You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

    I’m thinking that he and Tipper Gore mighta found some common ground.

  3. This is what my mind heard:
    He blew his mind out in a car…Would you believe he missed it by that much?

  4. Kudos to H&R for shouting out funky music blogs!

    JG
    (recovering record collector)

  5. Tangentially related to old records, I was thinking that this would make a good Friday Fun Link:

    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/

  6. Junior Wells’ version of “Satisfaction” is a LOT better than Junior Parker’s version of “Taxman.”

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