Friday, November 17, 2017

Obscure Music Friday: Kim Fowley

You gotta listen to this one: "The Trip" by rock n' roll impresario and all-around character Kim Fowley. In his lengthy and rather strange career, perhaps the strangest thing he ever did was this bizarre song put out in 1965 (!) Check out these lyrics:
Summer time’s here kitties
And it's time to take a trip, to take a trip
This world's so bad, you feel so sad
You gotta take a trip, into a world so glad
A world of frogs, and green fountains
And flying dogs, and silver cats, and emerald rats
And purple clouds, and faceless crowds
And walls of glass, that never pass
And pictures hanging upside down
You won't ask, where you are, It's another world
You and your girl, and all your friends,
Whoa! Will all be there
Oh yeah!
Let's take a trip, let's take a trip
T.N.T., S.O.S., H.O.B., T.O.P.
It's top, it's top
Hey here we go now, let's climb some mountains everybody
Get on your walking shoes, let's climb some mountains
Here we go
Let's take a trip, let's take a trip
And start to dream, let's close your eyes
It's groovy now, yeah!
Groovy indeed. Especially those silver cats and emerald rats! 

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