Monday, December 22, 2014

40 Year Itch : Swapping Disappointing Incidents

I didn't want my year long devotion to 1974 to end without mentioning the great Brian Eno single "Seven Deadly Finns" which cracked the UK Top 40 despite yodeling vocals and name checking US cybernetics originator Norman "Information is information, not matter or energy" Wiener.

"Do you know what 'burning shame' is by the way? It's a pornographic term for a deviation involving candles ... Very popular in Japanese pornography. They're always using lit candles because Japanese pornography is very sadistic..."
 (-- Brian Eno, interviewed by Chrissie Hynde, NME, 1974)

1 comment:

  1. That song packs just about everything in, yodelling, sudden changes in musical direction, it's a glam masterpiece. We need more yodelling records.