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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

25 or 6 to 4, the Son of Sam

First time I heard this piece, circa 1971, was courtesy of an older, large and very menacing fellow who answered to Sam, laying flat on his back in the local record-store, The Platter Bar, cnr Becker/Commissioner St. in the JHB CBD where I grew up.

In grand repose, with head planted firmly between two speakers, he shouted menacingly at me, "THIS ---  is music boy! "

That beautiful, first impression of this large, menacing song has never been entirely exorcised