The Monthly Iceberg: Leavin’ Kansas City

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Howard Iceberg & The Titanics ga i 1999 ut den fantastiske Hindu Equations, som er et perfekt stykke musikk i mine ører. Jeg valgte ut en låt fra denne platen til Howards mai-utgave av The Monthly Iceberg. Årsaken er rett og slett at denne låten er en riktig så frisk og fjong countrylåt med fele og alt som skal til.

Vi lar Howard selv fortelle om låten:

Howard_Face_Small“Leavin’ Kansas City”—This one goes back about 15 years, to the end of the last century. Just a country song taking aim in all directions, including at my hometown. Actually, I love K.C. and don’t plan to leave it til I have to.

About the players—our drummer back then was Steve (Steff) DiFranco, a tough Londoner who’d just come off several years with English ska band Bad Manners. our bass player was Mike
Ireland, a great country singer with several solo appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Billy Dye, local blues guitarist, on pedal steel. And either Betse Ellis or Jimmy Blanton on fiddle. Probably Gary and me on guitars. The little intro was our tribute to the Kinks’ L-O-L-A (we try to entertain ourselves as best we can).

Local note: The Dairy Queen in the song is a chain of drive-thru ice cream shops here. My own Mom liked ice cream a lot, and was still around when I wrote this one. I hope she’s eating a big bowl of vanilla with chocolate sauce tonight up in Mom Heaven.

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