Thursday, May 17, 2012

40 Year Itch : A Bra To Fit A Car

When In The Land Of The Grey And Pink failed to sell in big numbers, Caravan co-founder David Sinclair left the band to join Robert Wyatt in Matching Mole. So the kings of the Canterbury Scene brought jazz keyboardist Steve Miller aboard and made a very pleasant album full of bouncy pop and long Traffic-like jams. For those who might have missed the sex-capades of "Golf Girl", Caravan offers up "Waterloo Lily" herself:

                            Waterloo Lily's got enough to turn us all on/
                            Got a bra to fit a car/ 
                            A port upon her back you warm your feet on

Waterloo Lily didn't sell all that well either but David Sinclair returned to the band for their what is often considered their best album, 1973's  For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night.

1 comment:

  1. Been a fan of In the Land of Pink and Grey for a while now but just heard Waterloo Lily for the first time this week. The title track (and the gatefold) have me beguiled.
    I'm no brit and no john but it seems to me the lyrics must be full of fish and finger pie