Song of the day: The Osmonds – "Crazy Horses"

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:

“Wha-a-a-a-ah! Wha-a-a-a-ah!”

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.

Song of the day: The Osmonds – "One Bad Apple"

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 Osmondsever. 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)