Friday, September 08, 2006

The Maskman's Lament?

Maskman & The Agents - Yaw'll

The "Maskman," Harmon Bethea, and his story have been covered in a prior post, and his various recordings are worth checking out, as they cover a nice range of soul and funk material. Today's selection was the flip to "One Eye Open," which appeared on the "Rhythm & Booze" special. It's an attractive tune, with nice support by the group and the band, but Bethea's delivery of the lyrics shows that he can't take them seriously, so he overplays it, turning what would be a competent soul song into something more akin to its comic A-side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excuse me but i've mis the parliament thing could you help me to listen too