Monday, March 21, 2005

Greasy Chicken Man

Thanks for stopping by on a Monday morning. Or evening. Or maybe it's Tuesday.

New week, anyway. Which means new quote up above. Which means a new mix cd in the works to be sent out to the first correct guesser. And to those who have won, and haven't gotten their cd's yet, I aplolgise for my tardiness. All cd's are now sent, and the Mountain's caught up. For the next hour anyway.

The winner from Thursday's intoxicated cd offer is none other than Miss Gina Scott. Gina, I always knew you were a winner, now the whole blogosphere knows too.

In all honesty, it was a trick question. Sorta. Regular readers could probably identify numbers one and two: Mr. Tom Waits and Mr. Shane MacGowan. Number three all time favorite BigRock artist? Well, there'd be about 30-40 of 'em. Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Mark Eitzel, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Merle Haggard, Billy Childish, The Fall, Yo La Tengo, Dean Martin, Junior Kimbrough, The Oblivians, The Gories, Captain Beefheart. Aw, Christ, the list goes on and on and on. The Mountain is nothing if not wishy washy.

And, of course, how could I leave Andre Williams off the list? Mr Rhythm himself. The dirtiest old man in the business. Filthy. And greasy. I use the word greasy quite a bit. But Andre's dripping in it, organ or no organ. Andre's organ is another matter altogether. Free association at the Mountain today.

From the earliest stages of his career in the 50's as an r&b singer, writer and producer, all the way up to his recent reinvention/rejuvenation as Detroit garage lord extraordinaire, Andre's been slinging his brand of lusty bacon fat to the jukejoint masses far and wide. Especially to the ladies.

So, first, a saucy little tale of caution from his early days:

Andre Williams: Jail Bait (mp3)

And, from Silky, featuring the fellas from The Gories, a little tale about moonshine and The Man:

Andre Williams: Car With the Star (mp3)

As ever, the Mountain is proud to support his local independent retailers.


Anonymous said...

Cold Cold Ground, Tom Waits.

Dr. Jnk

Paul said...

Andre Williams..... I was in Barcelona some years ago and saw to my amazement that he was playing some sweaty local dive, with (I think) the Sadies backing him up... it was a loud and frantic show and it rocked, truly rocked the house, and when I went up to the man afterwards to tell him how great the show had been he gave me a great big sloppy kiss. What a man. I am off to do the Greasy Chicken right now.

bigrockcandymountain said...

Dr. Jnk, yr the the address you want the cd sent to. email to Thanks.
and Paul...thank yee ver' much