Monday, June 29, 2009

Otis--Then and Now (Still Hamtaahk After All These Years)

Here's a favorite of ours. Magma's "Otis"--performed in 1981 and 2007. Christian Vander's ultimate scat ballad...a bittersweet limit experience in sound...No holds barred insanity in the name of avant garde free jazz interpretation. Vander may have gotten older and beefier and bad hair-ier...but his mania has only purified like a fine wine. Merci Boucoup!

1 comment:

  1. Staggering. The former version especially is de riguer for this site- a purely psychotic performance, ululating, shrill intemperance from start to finish. And disco chicks for background singing as well. I love his shirt!