Thursday, June 24, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 46: Say It Ain't So

Say It Ain't So - Murray Head (1975)

Musical Theatre is back today on the 365, but to a lesser extent. Appearing as Judas on the original Concept Album of Jesus Christ Superstar, Murray Head announced himself as a vocal powerhouse. Signed to a record deal before the album, Murray was given even more backing by Island Records after JCS rocketed to fame.It took a while, but he hit big in the UK with this side, a stoic ballad that builds in power through each subsequent chorus, leading up to my favorite key change in pop music history. He is known today in the states for being a one-hit wonder with "One Night in Bangkok"(Oddly enough from another musical concept album, Chess). However, searching out his three albums from the 70's are well worth the crate-digging. The man was a hell of a singer/songwriter!

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