…and your Friday morning "Book of Revelation." My schedule calls for posting a cover of one of my songs on Friday, usually from YouTube, and with all this Milk Milk Lemonade talk this one seemed apt. I've done some good things and some bad things and I don't know how it all adds up in the end, but at least I can say that one of my songs was once recorded by one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the history of rock and roll bands. The Fastbacks, I mean. And here it is: https://youtu.be/YeGJioudpDI I really get a kick out of my deliberately Kurt Bloch esque guitar solo being played by the actual Kurt Bloch. It's pretty hard to play. And as you may know, Fastbacks' singer Kim Warnick sang back-ups on our recording… the only thing that would have made it better would be if I did back-ups on theirs. But it was not to be. The intro that is played on the faux harpsichord and then on the guitar in the beginning of our version goes way way back, something I figured out - I'd hesitate to say "wrote" - on the piano when I was a little kid as part of a greater "piece" that included a version of the chorus as well. (No words.) It was just one of those things you do fooling around, and as with a lot of that kind of thing, when I started writing songs for real I started to wonder if I could use it in some way. But it was, in the event, a good fifteen years before I was able to manage to play it on the guitar and put it on a record.  One more note: it's pretty funny how, when this song pops up in contexts in which people don't already know about it and kind of take it for granted, the discussion of it often centers on the actual Biblical Book of Revelation. e.g., from the comments to the YouTube video: "wonder if they know the bible changed overnite to the book of revelation? they may have change lyric." Yeah, I'll get on that right away. I've seen it linked unironically as an unexplained illustrative resource in posts about the Masonic conspiracy to use the Holy Grail to steal the keys to the White House or somesuch. In fact, it's … a pun. The narrator of the song has just read his girlfriend's diary, in which he has found… unwelcome revelations. That's pretty much it. original: https://youtu.be/eaxKddOw08Y #music #songs #covers #punkrock #minds

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