Tuesday, April 06, 2010

the lawn guyland rockaroll aesthetic #5

i've seen more copies of the illusion's albums in half price books in fort worth than you'd expect from a '60s band that was primarily a local lawn guyland phenom -- unless there are more expat lawn guylanders here than i thought. this is such a stereotypical piece of late-'60s post-psychedelic boogie that it's almost laughable. (oops, here comes the drum solo.) but not as much as the rumor i heard in the '70s that lead singer johnny vinci used to work on his motorcycle in his mother's driveway in lake ronkonkoma, still wearing his ruffled/spangled stage outfit from '69. (nice sly "sing a simple song" rip here, too.)


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