Ill Follow You - Bunky And Jake - Bunky And Jake
Label: Mercury - SR 61142,Mercury - SR 61142 / MG 21142 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock
Bunky and Jake. It was completed over a long period of time. In fact, we started to write a real Western song about the prairies, but then we decided to put in more about how we felt. Until recently, no one in music had earned more right to a lament than Bunky and Jake.
They still look forward to doing their first college concert and have yet to make a dime from either of their albums. Popular on Rolling Stone. It was Christmas time, and there was a party and music.
Jake, who had recently dropped out of Rider College, remembers hearing Bunky play with a band. Another visit, this time with an instrument case, led to banjo-and-guitar duets on the steps of the school. What a drag. But next year, there he was. Ill Follow You - Bunky And Jake - Bunky And Jake were solid folk-music enthusiasts with a similar background: Circadian Dysrhythmia - Dave Brubeck - Two Generations Of Brubeck city.
The same went for Bunky, who, like Jake, had learned her harmony at the neighborhood candy store. When you sing harmony, you sound like the old records. Down the street, there was Israel G.
The minute we Ill Follow You - Bunky And Jake - Bunky And Jake on stage, we forgot half the words—and we only knew one song!
After we recovered, we moved our act into the small clubs and the Village basket houses. We played there three times a week for ten dollars and all the Afro-burgers we could eat. He was going to cut my head off. From there spread a dingy system of coffeehouses with strange names and stranger clientele. The life-style for a musician in those days shifted rapidly from ecstasy to embarrassment; from acute depression to severe good times.
When playing the basket houses, one set up a Ill Follow You - Bunky And Jake - Bunky And Jake and ran from place to place in order to get in as many sets—and as many collections—a night as was mathematically possible. Customers, usually tourists or troublemakers, somehow had to be forced into making a donation.
I remember one cat who had been giving me trouble. I had just put him down from the stage. By mutual consent, Bunky used to go it alone in the coffeehouses.
B is for Bunky and b is for blues. How many of you folks ever been in jail, please raise your hand. I used to do so good. You know, clean up. I could make seven bucks on a week night.
On a holiday weekend, with no time off between sets, I could make up to The Colony Of Slippermen (The Arrival/A Visit To The Doktor/Raven) - Genesis - 1970 - 1975 (Box Set, hundred dollars.
Like wine and tall stories, it was the kind of life that improves with age. Somehow, the reminiscences tend to slide over the fights, the broken bottles, and certain cafe owners who kept shotguns under the counter to drive off the blacks. Still, times were more good than bad. After hours, the musicians Ill Follow You - Bunky And Jake - Bunky And Jake gather to play for themselves.
Occasionally, there would be an exceptional payday. Bodies would be pulled up on stage. While some cafe managers were vicious and psychopathic, others were just plain crazy. Sometimes, they even used Ajax. Those days are gone forever, and not too many people mourn them. But for Bunky and Jake, it was easier to make a living then on the most amateur and hysterical of folk circuits than it is now in the cold and professional arenas of rock and roll.
Suddenly, inthings went bad, and money was hard to get. To his surprise, they liked the songs and suggested an immediate LP. We never did. Polhemus and Wyld had a deal with Mercury as producers, so that became our label. Furthermore, they knew nothing about the studio. Jake can hardly believe how green they were. Would you like some violins? Although there is a serious identity problem on Bunky and Jake, the city songs generally stand up well.
The first album, saddled with a cover that would shock a blind man, sold only three thousand copies. Record Number Two, L. Somebody has to tell them who to believe in. The material—mostly by Jacobs-Skinner—is distinguished, personal, and confident. Gone are the stiffness, hesitancy, and vagueness that marred the first album.
We have images, but not crystal images; our images are a little more about the street. Writing songs can bring you up; and finishing them brings you up even further. Maybe he just wants to play with people. Happily, things look a little Motorjam Anagram - Ballerina Liberation Front - We Love You for Bunky and Jake.
People are starting to buy the second record. Polhemus and Wyld have made a deal that provides for the free use of a studio in which to rehearse new material.
Some bookings are beginning to come in. Jake tugs at his black horn-rims and produces a scholarly Jack Elliott smile. Circa Newswire Powered by. Close the menu.
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