Nacht Yacht Rock #5 $1000 Wedding – Gram Parsons

I’ve already mentioned that I started writing these posts about songs that turned out to not constitute Yacht Rock before I realised what Yacht Rock was and that I didn’t like Yacht Rock – well, hardly any.  I thought Yacht Rock just meant MOR Country & Western records.  Where I got that idea, I don’t…

Nacht Yacht Rock #4 Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles.

.    4. The Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes. The records I’ve been writing about all appear on a playlist I’ve made on my phone that I’ve been listening to as I go on my daily walk.  I put it together because I realised that I have quite a lot of MOR schlock on it and,…

Nacht Yacht Rock #1 Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook & The Medicine Show.

I meant to write about Yacht Rock, I really did.  I like the word ‘yacht’ on account of how definite it sounds when anybody says it and I like how it’s spelled.  I don’t particularly like yachts themselves but nor do I dislike them especially.  I don’t know much – no, I don’t know anything about…

Unsigned, Peeled, Bequivered. A Small Story Of A Local Band: Part 4.

Bogwoppit had what Shandy Boberts may have balked at describing as a ‘team‘ because it consisted of two other people who actually did things.  Shandy would have probably referred to the three people as an army.  One was a handyman who was building – and making an unusually good job of it – the studios….

Unsigned, Peeled, Bequivered. A Small Story Of A Local Band: Part 3.

Management ‘team‘, as Shandy Boberts liked to describe the set up in the box room of his house in Northallerton in place; an unusually large local following and songs flowing thick and fast in my living room, we were “poised,” as he described it, to start making it into “The Big Time“.  Nothing could have…