Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Yesterday I wrote about the beautiful Soft Machine tune "Memories" (Hugh Hopper), and admitting to like Damon & Naomi's version and Material's with Whitney Houston. Today I went shopping in iTunes for Mars Volta's version of the song. "The Bedlam Goliath" (2008) seems to have been issued in a special edition with extra tunes (including "Memories"). Good one too!
Robert Wyatt is still the king of this song, and you'll find his versions on Soft Machine's "Jet-Propelled Photographs" and with Robert Wyatt and friends on "Theatre Royal Drury Lane".
Finally we send some warm thoughts to Hugh Hopper, the man behind the tune, who had to get more treatment for his cancer. Get well!