Burnin' Red Ivanhoe (they get points for their stupid name ALONE) were harmonicaist/trombonist/saxist/flautist (the correct terminology I beleive)/violinist /percussionist Kim Menzer, singer/guitarist Ole Flick, saxist/organist/pianist Karsten Vogel, Bassist Jess Staer, and drummer Bo Thrige Anderson. They debuted in 1969 with "M144" which I don't think I have ever heard, would love to but ya know how rare this stuff can be......they followed it up in 1970 with the self-titled "Burnin' Red Ivanhoe", which is REALLY a fine album, no question they took themselves quite seriously, but it's really good, "Across the Windowsill" and the nearly 10-minute "Secret Oyster Service" still sound great, GOOD prog rock stands the test of time as we can laugh at the ultra-seriousness of it AS WELL AS enjoying the fine sounds that were often created. This is a god album, if you are a of this type of thing, you will wish to hear it.
OK, in 1971, they evidently released something called "6 Elefantskovcikadeviser", hey, I don't name them....anyway, I haven't heard that one either, but someone should flog them for giving it that name anyway......what I do have also is IT'S follow up, "WWW" (much better name lads), which is conveniently coupled with the self-titled album on a single CD, which is how we shall present it here....it's somewhat similar to the other album, just put both of them on one disc and forget it as I did, they make a very listenable, long, semi-rockin' early 70's prog "masterpiece" (depending upon your viewpoint)......I guess they made a couple other releases after these, perhaps they suck and perhaps not, someone with more knowledge than myself would have to evaluate that, but I know I really do like the "Burnin'Red Ivanhoe/WWW" disc, it is REALLY good and you will be doing yourself a disservice should you bypass it.......
Super Bowl weekend, and isn't it interesting/coincidental that the two participants hail from the states with legal weed? I know it's been taked about to death, but congrats to the residents of Washington and Colorado for having enough sense to force the legalization of a harmless weed that adds enjoyment to the lives of people. I haven't smoked pot in many years, probably wouldn't if it were legal in Ohio either, but HOW FUCKING STUPID is it to make a weed that grows up out of the ground "illegal"....we could talk about this alot, the revenue "myth" (I don't see it, I see legal weed as likely being so expensive that a black market would still exist, thus negating much of a revenue bonanza), but at least those two states at least dmonstrated a BIT of common sense, only 48 more to go, likely, Ohio will be the last.
Links before ya can say "Drew Barrymore lives to fuck BigScott62"
BURNIN RED IVANHOE/WWW-01 Across the Windowsill/02 Canaltrip/03 Rotating Irons/04 Gong-Gong, The Elephant Song/05 Near the Sea/06 Secret Oyster Service/07 2nd Floor, Croydon/08 WWW/09 Avez-vous Kaskelainen?/10 Kaske-vous Karsemose/11 All About It/12 Oblong Serenade/13 Cucumber-Porcupine