FOB are releasing a quickie digital LP, recorded in two days at Ryan Adams' Pax Am Studio. This 1:24 hardcore rant is fun fake-thrash rendered with all the sincerity and care of someone throwing out old Hot Topic gear that doesn't fit anymore.
“Tales of a Brave Ulysses”
Cream | 1966
After visiting islands made famous by Homer's Odyssey, artist Martin Sharp (who would go on to do the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears) wrote this poetic tune to the melody of "Suzanne," specifically, Judy Collins' cover of Leonard Cohen's song. Through a mutual acquaintance, Sharp got the lyrics to Eric Clapton, who worked them into a guitar riff inspired by the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City." The song marked Clapton's first use of the wah-wah guitar effect. "I always liked that song," said Jack Bruce, who sang it. "I think it was the wah-wah that did it for me. I'm a sucker for wah-wah."