Holy shit, another bummer. I just found out that Sean Bonniwell, lead singer of the Music Machine died on December 20. Before going any further let me just say this: if you don't own "Talk Talk," and don't download it now, you are a dandy boy and have no business hanging around here. If you know the song, and I'd expect that most of you do, you know what I'm talking about. Two minutes of archetypical perfection. The brevity, the lyrics, the fuzz, the organ, the vocals, the groans, the solos, the mix, the title. Shit. Can you think of a single genre specific quality that it doesn't possess? It was the Music Machine's first single. One minute and fifty nine seconds. Bang! They're in the annals.
I've moaned about some of their other less effective stuff on an earlier post, so I won't go into it here, just as I won't go into their other excellent stuff. This is just a head's up. Just listen to "Talk Talk" and relish in it's awesomeness.The Music Machine - Talk Talk mp3 at Sous les Paves, la Plage
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Music Machine - Trouble mp3 at Sous les Paves, la Plage
The Music Machine - Double Yellow Line mp3 at The Rising Storm
The Music Machine - Come On In mp3 at Iron Leg
The Music Machine - Cherry Cherry mp3 at Sous les Paves, la Plage
The Music Machine - Cherry Cherry at YouTube (The sight of a flute player with a black leather glove slays me.)
Earlier Music Machine posts:
Rocket From the Machine Rocket From the Crypt play the Music Machine
If It Works, Don't Fix It Rag, rag, rag.
Sean Bonniwell - Obituary at the L.A. Times
Beyond The Garage - Sean Bonniwell's site
The Music Machine at Wikipedia