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Friday, October 18, 2013

Van the Man With a Plan

I posted here earlier this week about the new Van Morrison five disc set of alt-takes and outtakes for his classic Moondance album.  Now Twitter friend Ray @Radlein points me to something I have somehow missed despite my Van fandom for lo these many decades:  To fulfill and get out of his contract with Bang records in '67 he recorded over 30 one-minute "songs" in a session that took less than an hour and was a goof from start to finish.  Songs had titles like "Do You Want a Danish" (he rhymes sandwich with danish) and "You Say France and I Whistle."   And the pointed, "Big Royalty Check."  Here's perhaps the greatest of them all, the immortal "Ringworm."

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