Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down

2002's The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down is the only Tommy Keene album that doesn't have its own wiki page. It's another one I don't find myself playing very much, mostly because I've only got it as a super low quality 128kbps download from the early days of emusic.

Merry-Go-Round was one of the first albums I downloaded from emusic, back when they were all you can eat, and I liked a few of the songs (the opener "Begin Where We End", "Blue Sky", "Circumstance"), but found the rest of the album kind of unmemorable, and don't think I made it through all 16 minutes of "The Final Hour" more than once (if that!).

Listening to Merry-Go-Round now, I'd like to hear it in higher quality, but it came out on a record label that doesn't exist anymore (Spin-Art), so it's completely out of print in all forms, even digital. I could probably find a copy under "Misc. K Used" in one of those old-fangled record shoppes, but haven't been motivated to look for it over the last eight years. Make of that what you will.

Here are Emitt Rhodes & the Merry Go Round playing Hollywood Palace (introduced by Don Knotts!)

1 comment:

B said...

This is one of my favorite Keene records -- wildly underrated, I think. And I adore "The Final Hour"!