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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Car Radio Jerome


Direct Waves has the 2 albums by Ron 'Pate's Debonaires featuring the Rev. Fred Lane available for download. I can't even begin to express how much I love Car Radio Jerome, ever since I discovered it in the late 80s or early 90s. So many great moments--the twisted children's song "French Toast Man" encourages you to "evacuate your bowels, have a hot lunch, and don't be late for school". The spicy spaghetti-Western goodness of "Man With the Foldback Ears". A couple of delightfully bad Elvis impersonations, including one that ends with the singer imploding from the sheer depth of his emotion. And the great ensemble work on the tale of a carnival geek in the title track.
The Rev. Fred Lane is T. R. Reed, who now seems to spend his time creating windsculptures and whirligigs (such as Rickshaw To Go, seen below) rather than make music that changes people's entire lives.

For the love of God, Reverend, get back in the studio!