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Saturday Matinee – Traffic Circle, Yes, Commander Cody & Bill Kirchen

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I have that record somewhere. I think it’s called “Roundabout.”
Oh wait.

YES, they did some some cool stuff to listen to while sitting in the dark at 2:30AM staring at a lava lamp and watching rotating light cylinder projections on the walls of your dorm bedroom and suddenly realizing that all your friends had gone to bed. C’mon admit it. They sang like musically talented prepubescent girls. Relayer was their last decent album IMO, but none of their stuff was roadtrip music.

Commander Cody‘s classic cover (of Charlie Ryan‘s 1955 recording of “Hot Rod Lincoln“) featured the King of Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen.

Check out what Kirchen did with some guitar mods over 60 years ago:

See what he did there? Now listen to this:

Be patient, there’s some awesome in that vid.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something or other tomorrow.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Traffic Circle, Yes, Commander Cody & Bill Kirchen”

  1. ksbeth Says:

    how fun to hear this again and to hear this other version

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    ksbeth– It’s always fun to revisit the originals. That’s where the real talent lies.

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