Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Cheap Thrills - Pedal Your Blues Away!


With the temperature of the day reaching 30+ degrees Celcius you are automatically invited to slow down your regular activity to keep away from getting overheated. On the contrary, last week in Holland was also warm, however, then I experienced the thrill of eating pancakes and afterwards digesting on a bicylce-built-for-two (- actually a running wheel, see picure).
This small event reminded me today of the song 'Pedal Your Blues Away' recorded by R.Crumb and The Cheap Suit Serenaders. The song is on the secound cd by this unit, "Singing In The Bathtub", recorded during the late 1970'ies and first issued in the LP-format. If you don't know the Cheap Suit Serenaders and are anxious to learn more about this string band founded by the renowned 'underground' cartoonist and pasionate collector of rare 78 rpm records, Robert Crumb, I suggest you to have a look here.
Soundclips of The Cheap Suit Serenaders including 'Pedal Your Blues Away' are available here
More soundclips from the group's first cd are available here
To explore the world of Robert Crumb you'll have more info and links at his official website
Jo

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