Monday, July 21, 2008

ROOT BOY SLIM & THE SEX CHANGE BAND WITH THE ROOTETTES - Debut LP, 1978

Now see here: I make a point of never posting actual LPs. The only reason I'm posting the debut LP (1978, Warner Bros.) of D.C. freak-funk legend Root Boy Slim is because A) I happen to be from Our Nation's Fair Capital and had never heard their first jaw-dropping, ass-shaking slab of discoid Beefheart until this very day, B) It was in print on CD for about five minutes, and now the only copy for sale on Amazon is listed at $135.00, and C) "My Wig Fell Off" is my New All-Time Fave Rave:

"Tryin' to pass for eighteen/Is a tough thing to do/You can't make it in the disco/When you're forty-two/Been looking for love/Every disco in town/My wig's gettin' shaky/My truss is slippin' down... [Chorus] My wig fell off/Hand my toupee to me/I'm quittin' the disco/I'm almost forty-three..."

(Well, not quite yet. But not too far off...!) Big-ass shout-outs to Camarillo Brillo for this one.

"Gimme back my dentures/'Fore I have to use kung fu!"

ROOT BOY SLIM & THE SEX CHANGE BAND WITH THE ROOTETTES
S/T Debut LP - Warner Bros. Records - 1978 (STU)
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10 comments:

Ant said...

Genius. Absolute genius. I had this LP 25 years ago. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd see it digitised. Yet here it is (and with another album too). You have done a great service to humankind!

Heli0tr0pe said...

A pleasure as always, brother. FYI, I did manage to find one other Root Boy LP out there somewhere, "Don't Let This Happen to You" from 1987. Cam't remember where, but it was easy enough to Googlize it...

Heli0tr0pe said...

Well helll...spoke too soon, check this out! It's on the blog I got all the other stuff from:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=75OB4YFH

http://incaroads-wvkayaker.blogspot.com/2007_12_16_archive.html

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Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!Too many great lines to remember.Haven't laughed so much since the last time I listened to Zappa.Keep it coming before it all goes to hell , Jason , Australia

Heli0tr0pe said...

My pleasure, friend -- thanks for the shout-out!

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ALittleGuitar said...

wow, this is a real find. thanks a bunch.

Jobe said...

Man thanks for this I have this from another site but it's a lousy vinyl to computer copy.

Anonymous said...

boogie till you puke!!! been looking for this for years, now for some slickee boys and my dc youth fix will be satisfied...