Saturday, 6 June 2009

Rodriguez

Do you know about Rodriguez? Well to be honest, I don’t know much about him. I know a couple of his tracks. He’s an old school (born 1942) Detroit resident. He's a psyche rock /acoustic, synthed out badman! His album 'Cold Fact' was recorded and pretty much forgotten about in 1969. Rodriguez kinda disappeared after his second album, recorded in London in 1970, but over the years he has acquired a cult status. Especially in SA where he has become a hero.

He is an amazing lyricist:

Sugar man, won't you hurry
'Cos I'm tired of these scenes
For a blue coin won't you bring back
All those colors to my dreams

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man met a false friend
On a lonely dusty road
Lost my heart when I found it
It had turned to dead black coal

Silver magic ships you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet Mary Jane

Sugar man you're the answer
That makes my questions disappear
Sugar man 'cos I'm weary
Of those double games I hear

He’s playing tonight at The Barbican and I can’t wait. His music seems to fit perfectly into the rainy days of summer....




You really should buy his album. ' The Best of' ' will do. He is also playing The Big Chill.

Tonight Matthew Herbert is DJing too! I love his dj sets. (I remember when he used to play 6 hour sets at Plastic People. One time he played bashment all night).

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