music mondays - dancing, pregnant, devil-worshiping commies

I've been listening to a lot of rock and roll lately. 

I don't mean rock and roll in the current incarnation of the term - we're not talking about mainstream "rock" or anything like that.  Nope.  I'm talking about the original rock n' roll, the stuff that evolved from the electric blues and was rhythmically designed to induce dancing.  And, if you listened to the "Squares" of the 1950s, was also designed to introduce unsuspecting teens to the Devil.  Who would make them pregnant.  And commies.

Pregnant commies.  Yyyup.

But, to hell with it.  I don't mind being a dancing pregnant devil-worshipping communist, if it means I can listen to some classic, awesome music.

Stuff like Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", almost anything by Bo Diddley, some Elvis Presley classics ("Jailhouse Rock" or "Hound dog"), a whole bunch of hits from The Animals (one of my favourite bands), some classic Beatles' tunes, late Elmore James stuff, some Johnny Otis, and so on, and so forth. 

Couple that with my other current interest in music - old school R&B and motown.  We're talking Marvin Gaye, the Silhouettes, Bobby Bland, Otis Redding, and the like.  You know, music that the opposition said opposed the Vietnam war (the nerve!), encouraged free love, drug use, and actively told young black men and women to rise up against their white "betters". 

Because of that music, the opposition has been unable to find a comfortable seat on the bus for nigh on fifty years.   

I got to thinking.  Combining the devil's music with civil disorder music would be, quite possibly, the greatest band combination ever.  Old School Rock and Roll + late 60s Motown + Modern Instruments + Acoustic-y goodness = pure awesome. 

(Seriously.  Double-check my math.  It's good). 

Honestly, I have no idea what it would sound like.  But I'm pretty sure it'd blow your mind

1 comment:

  1. "I don't mind being a dancing pregnant devil-worshipping communist". This line wins. At everything.