June 19, 2012
Yesterday’s song by
The Jackson 5 The Osmonds reminded me of another, wildly unrelated, song by The Brothers O:
The Osmonds – “Crazy Horses“ (1972)
For as long as I’ve known that song, it’s been bizarre. Not because it’s a heavy-ish rocker from the previously-non-rockin’ Osmonds siblings, but mainly because of that high-pitched wailing in the choruses (“Wha-a-a-a-ah! Wha-a-a-a-ah!”). Even now that sounds ultra-weird.
Approximately three minutes ago I found out what made that “Wha-a-a-a-ah!” sound. It’s a Yamaha YC-45D combo organ:
Here it is:
Eye-opening revelation: I was surprised to learn that the song is apparently about polluting cars. I’d always thought it was about crazy horses.
June 18, 2012
Once again the mysteries of the human mind completely elude me.
There I was, waking up on a fine and sunny morning when, and for no apparent reason, the chorus of today’s song appeared in my brain and wouldn’t go away. The mystery is that I: (a) don’t have a clock radio alarm, so I couldn’t have heard it (or anything else) anything subliminally as I was waking up; (b) haven’t thought of this song in decades; and (c) don’t think of The Osmonds – ever. So I’m stumped. And the weird thing is that I initially thought the song was by The Jackson 5. It took a while before I discovered that this Jackson 5-ish song was actually by The Osmonds. I don’t ever remember it being by The Osmonds.
The mysteries of the human mind.
The Osmonds – “One Bad Apple“ (1970)