This is the new regular blog feature. Once a week there'll be a little something about a song that really ought to have been a hit. Well, in a better World, that is. This week it's:
GUEST WRITER EDITION: Straight outta Spain, bewitching member of The Voodoo Virgins and former intern at Crunchy Frog, say hello to: Marta Villarroya.
This song really ought to have been a hit, not only because it sounds
great, but also for some kind of universal justice. Susan Christie had a
massive hit in 1966 with a novelty song named "I Love Onions" (available
on Youtube for the curious). Then she recorded a fantastic album in
1970 called "Paint a Lady" that remained unreleased until some years
ago, when the folks from "Finders Keepers" brought it out to light to
our delight. The album was not considered by her label to be
commercially viable at her time... Bad luck. So Susan Christie was only
known and remembered for a silly fun song like "I Love Onions", while
her great "Paint a Lady" was simply shelved and forgotten... Just another
story of market and nonsense. I really like the magic psychedelia of her
folk songs on this album, I really like her voice and I really like
the melancholic taste of solitude of this song. And of course, I really
like to proclaim it a hit this week! So here goes: SUSAN CHRISTE: "RAINY DAY"