Sunday, September 03, 2006

Elephant's Memory

Elephant's Memory : Takin' A Walk and Hot Dog Man
Elephant's Memory (BMG/Collectors' Choice Music, 1972)

John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band : Sunday Bloody Sunday
Some Time in New York City (Capitol, 1972)

You may known this band if you've already visited
diddy wah or by listening Some Time in New York City's John Lennon album, featuring Plastic Ono Band and Elephant's Memory. Besides you can see on youtube John and Yoko perfomed with Elephant's Memory at Mike Douglas Show in 1972 singing an irish-folk track "A Hippie From New York City".

According to
Richie Unterberger liner notes Elephant's Memory was a similar band to Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Sly & the Family Stone, The Ides of March and the Mothers of Invention. When I first listened to the Live Jam on Some Time In New York City and "Sunday Bloody Sunday", I could never imagine before John Lennon was equally searching a certain groove. Yet still today Some Time in New York is his more political work and the less appreciate of purist reviewers and Elephant's Memory is still an obscure band.



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