The Cowsills, a family musical group more bubblegum than rock’n’roll, seemed a very odd choice for a SIRIUS music channel that emphasizes the no-frills basics of rock music. At first, I considered changing channels, but, curiously, I sat still gave the song my full attention.
I'm hairy noon and nighty-night night
“Hair”, of course, is the once infamous musical that premiered off-Broadway in late October 1967. The Cowsills’ version of the title song became a big hit during the summer of 1969, at a time when every other song on radio stations’ top 40 charts seemed to be a cover from “Hair” or Laura Nyro. Since had stopped listening to AM radio by the late 60s, I managed to avoid the Cowsills’ aural assault for the most part. The other day, though, I treated the song like a precious historical artifact. I have to admit being quite surprised to discover how listenable it has become – at least to me.
It's not for lack of bread
This type of SURPRISE!! insertion into a playlist is another example of the indefatigable sense of rock and pop music history consistently demonstrated by the deejays on Little Steven’s Underground Garage. All hail!
Gimme a head with hair