Friday, November 28, 2008

Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers - B.E. In Memorium

Purists will say this sounds way to much like Satie. I don’t care. Ray & Roy opened the album with a Satie piece, so he;s simply paying homage. I can live with that. It’s beautiful. I haven’t a clue who B. E. might be, so if anyone can help enlighten me, I’d be grateful. In the end a piece of music must stand on its own beyond the title, and this sonata written by Ray does just that. Thanks. A shoutout for the solo take on Crystal Ship some forty years after it first appeared. Scrumptious. Another shoutout for the CharlieBrownChristmas-meets-WestSideStory flavored American Pastoral. Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers