In the Days, Before Rock & Roll…Van Morrison

Via the wonderful Vanderleun


“Fats did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Elvis did not come in
Without those wireless knobs”

Irish poet Paul Durcan, who co-wrote this song, provides the spoken vocals on this track. In 1988 Durcan wrote: “Myself, if I was Minister for Education, I’d bring in a new curriculum in the morning and top of my list would be Kavanagh and Morrison. All of Kavanagh and Morrison – not my selection or Saint Augustine’s selection or Barry McGuigan’s selection or Dean Martin’s selection but the entire oeuvre and let the audience (students are a free audience – not a concentration camp of suitable victims) pick out what they like and what they don’t like.”

“And then the killer came along
The killer, Jerry Lee Lewis
A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on,
Great balls of fire”

You’ll understand “wireless knobs” at 1:06.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s