First there was "Let's Spend the Night Together": baba daba, bop bop a daba . . . work OUT!
Then there was "Jumpin' Jack Flash"extreme retro. Everybody would slur "Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas, gas, gas" into "Shit's a gas, gas, gas." Tr賠cool!
Then Slade: "Gudbuy T'Jane." "She's so young! She's so young! She's so young!" Very cool and very retro.
And then NOTHING, years and years and years of nothing, until RIGHT NOW: "Make Love on LSD" by Cat Power . . . diggggg it:
"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree/Where Alph, the sacred river, ran/Thru caverns measureless to man/Makin' love on LSD."
Like fuckin' wow, Jesus . . . now THAT is retro!!!! (And retro-proactive.)
AVAILABLE ONLY at Thurston Moore's snappy new crash pad and Web site, WWW.PROTEST-RECORDS.COM, the online place-2-B for musicians, poets, and viz-arters who yearn 'n' burn to express LOVE + LIBERTY in the face of greed, sexism, racism, hate crime, and war . . . where all songs are free t' share, not sell, and the motto is: "FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT."
Fight it, folks! If y'don't, you're like fucked, y'know?
Cat Power plays Showbox at 9 p.m. Tues., April 22 with Entrance. $15