02.09.2009 08:12 - First Music
Right at the beginning, there was always music.
I have two or three first memories. My first memory is of lying in the back seat of my father's Morris 1100, and looking up at the moon. My second memory is of watching Andy Williams on our black and white TV singing "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head".
Now, some musical memories are a bit embarrasing. For example, I have to admit that the first record that I ever bought was the cringeworthy "Spacer" by Sheila B. Devotion, and I have to admit that in the intervening years, I have gone right off Ms. Devotion and her bacofoil-suited pals.
Fortunately, with "Raindrops" I was right on the money, it being a product of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and also part of Bacharach's excellent score for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". It's a shame that BB didn't score more films during this period. He went on to score the huge fiasco that was "Casino Royale" which yielded the song "The Look of Love" sung by Dusty Springfield. Oft covered, never equalled. Listen to Susanna Hoffs mangling it on the "Austin Powers" soundtrack if you don't believe me.
The more hip of you may sneer at me. I don't care. I'm old enough not to have to care about musical fashions any more. Show me any of your stuff that will hold up for forty years.