I dropped the ball on Man-Up yesterday…so sue me. But never fear, today you get your twofer!
What’s up with experimental musician/performance artist and (would be) ladies’ man, GARY WILSON.
Serious weirdness, that’s what’s up. I remember hearing about “some guy that was obsessed with the music of Steely Dan and some girl in his neighborhood in the 1970s. So obsessed, he recorded an album in his parents basement…and it sounded like a scary, jazzy, stalker-y love letter! ”
Well, that sounds right up my alley…only the story isn’t totally true. Steely Dan has never been mentioned in anything I’ve read about Gary.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself….with that little bit of misinformation and some help by one of my record store coworkers, I was able to track down a copy of Motel Records 2002 reissue of Gary’s 1977 masterpiece, YOU THINK YOU REALLY KNOW ME. I missed out on purchasing FORGOTTEN LOVERS, but was in a big hurry to snatch up the LP of MARY HAD BROWN HAIR. Gary’s stuff isn’t for everyone, but I totally dig it…it’s kind of like a horror movie scored by a low rent lounge band that’s been influenced by Steely Dan and 1970s porn music. Check it:
FEEL THE BREEZE
Come on, Karen, give the poor guy a break…he loves you.
LINDA WANTS TO BE ALONE
Jeeze, Linda, why did you have have to write that note to Gary’s parents? He’s not bothering you…he loves you.
What’d ya’ think? If you liked it, you should really pick up some of his music…I suggest starting with YOU THINK… Plexifilm just recently reissued it on cd along with a dvd documentary about Gary!
Oh, here are my records.