Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pete Drake and His Talking Steel Guitar

Via BoingBoing, this is one of the few things I've ever seen called "Lynchian" that truly lives up to the concept:

The song, "Forever," is actually quite good. According to the comments and Wikipedia, Drake was a big session player in Nashville during the sixties (this track dates from 1964), and the talk box technology he's using dates as far back as 1939! Like a lot of TV appearances, it seems this was a lip-synch job. I don't know what the TV show is nor the identity of the emcee.

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