Category Archives: Exploring New Things
Every now and then we come across something that is just a bit different.
It’s still the weekend in some places. I’m still where I was yesterday, in the Metal State vaults where we store ancient vinyl albums. Yesterday I went back to 1970. Today I’ve travelled even farther back, to my #1 album of 1969.
When most people ponder on who their favourite vocalists might be, they don’t usually consider Roger Daltrey of The Who because they hadn’t been born yet when “Pinball Wizard” was released. To us wizened and wise ones, Daltrey was one of the best. The Who was one of the best bands. Mind you, back then there were only about a dozen really superb bands.
The song is about the deaf, dumb and blind kid who somehow became a pinball wizard, and that was without any help from Hogwarts.
The Metal State tyrants occasionally release me into the dungeons to explore the dusty stacks of vinyl. That’s where I rediscovered this 1970 song by Magna Carta, my favourite prog folk group of the time. My favourite non-prog folk group was Simon & Garfunkel.
Magna Carta’s finest song (in my opinion) seems appropriate for this time of year.
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