Thursday, March 27, 2014
I was obsessed with the debut record from The Raisins. My roommate Rich had picked it up for a buck in 1983, possibly because it had been produced by Adrian Belew or more likely because the band was called The Raisins. To make a long story short, I loved it and wanted it and it took a very long time for me to find a copy for myself.
The Raisins, once The Psychodots, eventually became The Bears after Belew became a member. (I think I've got that straight.) The debut is a fantastic collection pop music, great hooks and harmonies, but played with the style and intensity of a prog band. One song in particular, "Obsession Of The Heart," is a fave and I wanted to share that today. A YouTube search found the video up top. Yes, it is "Obsession Of The Heart," so you can indeed listen. But it seems this kid Ollie Elkus is also a fan of the song and band.
Here is Ollie, or I assume it's Ollie, playing along on his kit. A minor distraction if you're trying to dig the song, but a terrific show nonetheless.