Didn't know about his drinking. I kind of admire him . Then again, he is just the fella who you would expect to be Victoria Woods dad and the kind of singer who performes after one of Cyril's odes on that's life. I couldn't take him seriously back in the day.
Then there was that name. Was it cocky muso boast, or a shield of taciturn anonymity? Turns out that it was neither and almost entirely happenstance. Preview copies of their debut album Music from Big Pink were ready to roll, and they were still without a name. It was some Capitol Records apparatchik who decided that they couldn’t go with bassist Rick Danko’s bright suggestion—the Crackers, which itself beat out the Honkies—and gave the world The Band.
Sounds probable. If you examine an original US pressing of the LP, it has just the title on the spine; on the label, it lists the band members (and their producer), with no band name. The only place it says THE BAND is in the gatefold, directly over the list of names - as in, "this is the band that made this music." Likewise, the single of "The Weight"/"I Shall Be Released" doesn't say "The Band" anywhere - just the members' names (and, confusingly, "MUSIC FROM BIG PINK").
Post by Colin Occupants on Mar 2, 2021 17:58:40 GMT
Sometimes when I'm walking to work I'll be singing a song in my head and get to the end and give the last line of the song a big drawn out Broadway musical-style ending. I don't know when or why I started doing this, but it's been happening for a while.
For example, today I was humming 'Iko Iko', and when I got to the end I gave it a big "Jock-a-mooo feeeeeeee naaaaaaAAHHH-NAAAAAAAYYYYY! I-KO!! (imagine a large group of people all singing at once).