2 old odd songs
I’m hoping some hip readers stumble upon this. Once upon a time, all the way back in the 80s, a DJ at WYSP in Philadelphia would bring in some of his own stuff and play it. He called his show the Ricky Mess. I loved it. I would get home from work at midnight, get myself together and then not go to bed. It ruined my life. Not really, it was already a wreck, but I really enjoyed it. Anyway before I would fall asleep I would put a cassette in my boombox and hit record so I could listen in the morning. (Anything to avoid listening to Howard Stern - ugh) Anyway I wound up with a treasure trove of tapes and great music that I would never have heard if it weren’t for this Rick Allen. Sometimes the tape would run out before he would come back on and say the names of the songs he played. Over the years, I have been able to piece together just about everything I heard, either from him saying the name during the show, from satellite radio (it shows the title and performer - that was huge) even a couple from youtube. I had three songs left, and I stumbled across one from some RWNJ blog “Proof Positive”. But there are two songs left. My tape has long ago wandered off, but the songs are still vivid in my head. One is “The Viper Song” but performed by a guy with a very familiar voice with a band that sounds like the kind you would find on David Letterman, with a couple of solos in the middle. It ran around five minutes or so. It was a really cool version (to me, anyway). The second one is a more subdued number. If I had to guess the title, it would be “I Really Want to Turn the Whole World On”. It roughly followed the tune of an old Chicago tune “Wishing You Were Here”. If either of these sound familiar, please let me know. I would really be grateful.