Friday, March 28, 2008

2120 South Michigan Avenue

12 x 5
Side 2, Track 1
"2120 South Michigan Avenue" (Nanker Phelge) – 3:38
Wikipedia Note: "This is the full length version, previously only available on German compilation Around and Around (1964)."

Imagine a stereotypical early-sixties movie scene set in a disco. There's go-go dancers with false eyelashes doing the Mashed Potato, guys with big glasses and funny hats, people dressed in bright blue and orange -- all the colours of Twister. It would probably look something like this:

That is exactly what I think of when I listen to "2120 South Michigan Avenue" -- a generic, unobtrusive instrumental, some studio executive's idea of this dang "rock and roll" music those kids can't seem to get enough of.

Can you believe these same guys that came up with "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and "Rip This Joint"?