Thursday, September 2, 2010

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Previously Unheard Stereo Mixes of the Gods Edition

From 1958, via the 2000 box set King of the New York Streets, here's the imcomparable Dion DiMucci, doing business with The Belmonts, and a wonderful two-channel version of perhaps the greatest of the great doo-wop hits "I Wonder Why."

Actually, the above is a minute or so of session chatter. "I've got phlegm!"

Here's the actual song.

God, I love this record; Greil Marcus called the opening bit "teenage glossolalia," which pretty much nails it, and then it just keeps getting better.

In any case, as always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans its relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.