As a child, discovering pop music on the radio ( WLS AM Chicago, to be precise ), I loved this – as well as the various other novelty hits in rotation. I say novelty, because, from EWG’s Frankenstein to Train In Vain by The Clash, to Gary Numan and back to E.L.O. and B.O.C., it was all pretty novel.
I’m in Izmir, which is on the coast of the Aegean Sea and is the third-largest city in Turkey. One of the things I did today was drink tea at a hole-in-the-wall sidewalk joint, where the owner DJed crackly old Turkish 45s.
For the dorks, that’s a German-made Perpetuum-Ebner Musical 5V from the 1950s, which happens to be the same model Elvis used when he was in the army.