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JIM SULLIVAN - U.F.O - 1969

Publié le 27 Juin 2012 par Lester&Bangs in Les Oubliés

Jim Sullivan
U.F.O.
Light In The Attic/Namskeïo

L'histoire de la réédition par Matt Sullivan :
L'histoire de Jim Sullivan :
L'histoire de Jim Sullivan sur youtube :


Grooveshark - Jim Sullivan  / U.F.O - 1969


Un type qui se volatilise à jamais aux portes du désert du Nouveau - Mexique laissant un unique album intitulé U.F.O  (abandonnant sa guitare et son VW, pour cause de vaisseau spatial étriqué ?) le tout à la fin des années 60, pèriode propice aux champignons, c'est plus fort que Gram Parsons dont la dépouille fut volée par son manager et brûlée dans le désert de Joshua ou que Jim Croce dont la success story fut aussi fulgurante que le crash de son avion.

 

Si U.F.O, malgré son titre, est typique de la musique folk psyché de la fin des 60's ( Fred Neil, Tim Hardin, Sixto Rodriguez), et même si ce n'est peut-être pas le pur chef d'oeuvre oublié et annoncé lors de sa toute première réédition (voir l'histoire de cette réédition par Matt Sullivan) en Novembre 2010, il résiste à d'innombrables écoutes, s'immisce et s'installe, et possède indéniablement ce truc en plus après lequel nous courons album après album.

 


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Personnel:

Jim Sullivan – Vocals, Guitar
Earl Palmer – Drums
Don Randi – Keyboards
Jimmy Bond – String Bass
Lyle and Max – Fender Bass
Jimmy Bond – Arrangements and Production
Jerry Dumas and Jim Pewter – Co-Producers
Peter Abbot and Richard – Engineers
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"Jerome"

   Andifound a magic man.
I bought a pound of magic and
a kinda dream and plan
where you lay you hand.
I found a magic man.
Where is where it's at Jerome?
Where is there I want to go?
Where is where it's at Jerome?
Is it a place out there?
Just a town down there,
if you're driving slow.
Where is where it's at Jerome?
If you take your magic slow
maybe you can find Jerome.
Sits on top of a hill
overneath a hole.
If you're driving slow,
maybe you can find Jerome.
Maybe you can find Jerome.
Maybe you can find Jerome.
Look all around and see if you can spot Jerome.

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"Plain As Your Eyes Can See"

I have decided
to part from you as company.
Everything I have is borrowed
and you could give it all to me.
I started thinking
about those voices in the crowd
Words that started with a whisper.
It seems they've gotten all too loud.
Yet it finally got to me and so,
it's doubtful that I'll ever be
someone that you love.
Plain as your eyes can see.
Read what the signs say.
Fallin rocks are on the road.
The bridge is out you better drive slow.
I guess there's no place left to go.
Yet it finally got to me and so,
it's doubtful that I'll ever be
someone that you love.
Plain as your eyes can see.
Read what the signs say.
Fallin rocks are on the road.
The bridge is out you better drive slow.
I guess there's no place left to go.
Yet it finally got to me and so,
it's doubtful that I'll ever be
someone that you love.
Plain as your eyes can see.
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"Roll Back The Time"

Oh the clock on the wall is a fine clock,
chasin the minutes in a climb
And the clock on the wall is a fine clock.
Why can't I just roll back the time.
Why can't I just roll back the time?
Sweet Mary I thought you'd been faithful and true.
I guess not.
You gave me the business while I sat there grinnin.
Thanks a lot.
And you have sold me a ticket of tears for a while
A trainload of anger that boils up to danger
in a pile.
And the clock on the wall is a fine clock.
chasin the minutes in a climb
Why can't I just roll back the time.
Why can't I just roll back the time?
All I ever wanted from you was some peace of mind,
But clocks don't tick backwards and you just don't
run on bein' kind.
And the clock on the wall is a fine clock.
The clock on the wall is a fine clock.
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"Whistle Stop"

Thunder and lightning in my eyes
and when the train began to move
then she waved goodbye
to me and for a while
all the air seemed quite foggy to me.
We had spoken in a way and I knew
That I had known her before
this day echoing inside
memories still unknown to me.
Do you know the feeling?
Can you love someone
you've only met a while ago?
It's just like a lifetime gone.
Who's that stepping off the train?
And can she hear what I am thinkin?
And maybe if she remembers what I said
About a High, High-Flying Dutchman.
Do you know the feeling?
Can you love someone
you've only met a while ago?
It's just like a lifetime gone.
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"Rosey"

Calls you by the name of Rosey,
face a shiny bright sunbursting smile.
A pocketful of diamonds for you Rosey
You just stay here with me for a while.
Just one more time will do it, won't it Rosey?
A pocketful of diamonds and you're free
And you've met a man who loves you Rosey
He got diamonds in his eyes for you to see.
Just those diamonds in his eyes
everytime he looks inside you head,
and he sees a part of you
that you often thought was dead.
Turn and face the man who's called you Rosey.
Looks like all the others in you file.
Lookin kinda funny ain't he Rosey.
Pays for everything but not a smile.
Your silly country boy don't know you Rosey.
If he did I'm sure he wouldn't mind at all.
Just the diamonds in his eyes for his Rosey.
Put him in your file.
He'd have no dime to call.
Just those diamonds in his eyes
everytime he looks inside you head,
and he sees a part of you
that you often thought was dead
don't he Rosey.
Just those diamonds in his eyes for you…
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"Highways"

telling me to go where I can.
Such a long way,
I don't even know where I am.
Such a long way …long long way.
Gonna sit right here where I am
and it's easier to stay here,
think I know my way here
I'm gonna lay here alright.
Tomorrow I'm gonna hang my feet in a stream,
pretending my world is real, yours a dream.
And no highways …highways.
I'm gonna sit right here where I am.
And it's easier to stay here.
Think I know my way here.
I'm gonna lay here alright.
Taking time now.
City life ain't my cup of tea.
And it's fine how
some take it like gulls do the sea.
Needing highways …highways.
I'm gonna sit right here where I am.
And it's easier to stay here.
I think I know my way here.
I'm gonna lay here alright.
Gonna sit right here and write a song
every time one comes along
I'm alright …gotta be alright …
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"U.F.O."

Shakin like a leaf on the desert heat,
his daddy's got a bog that's hard to beat
Bought me a ticket got a front row seat.
I'm checkin out the show
with a glassy eye.
Looking at the sun dancing through the sky.
Did he come by UFO?
Lotta tricks were pulled in a book I read.
Only man I know that got up from the dead.
Lotta people living by the words that he said.
I'm checkin out the show
with a glassy eye.
Looking at the sun dancing through the sky.
Did he come by UFO?
Think he'll ever come again a different way
and maybe he has come and gone while I was away.
Too much goodness is a sin today.
I'm checkin out the show
with a glassy eye.
Looking at the sun dancing through the sky.
Did he come by UFO?
There is something happening that isn't too clear.
Just a little different than in previous years.
I think that happiness is getting very near.
I'm checkin out the show …
with a glassy eye.
Looking at the sun dancing through the sky.
Did he come by UFO?
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"So Natural"

Standing outside of St. Marks Church
there's a line.
Waiting as they carried Arthur by
I stood there in a daze.
And I heard the things that they'd say
and the words that they spoke
gave me an awful fright
"He looked so natural tonight.
He had his hair combed just right."
A more natural pose
I couldn't bear to see.
And I hope that these people never visit me.
It's my time to go,
I just want the wind to blow
my ashes till they're completely out of sight.
And they won't say that,
"He looked so natural tonight.
He had his hair combed just right."
It's my time to go,
I just want the wind to blow
my ashes until they're completely out of sight…
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"Johnny"

See the people run and gather.
How something high has caught their eye.
Frightened with the sound of something,
the speaker stands to wave and cry.
Hey says, "Hear ye! Hear ye! Now something dreadful
has occured.
Waste no time to heed my warning.
Little Johnny thinks he is a bird."
Johnny come down come down from the sky.
Johnny come down you're flyin too high.
Johnny yells from lofty posture.
Sitting high above the ground,
"I won't drink your muddy water
you try your best and I won't come down."
"'Cause I can see your picture painted
and true it's part of life I'm sure.
And that don't mean I've got to like it
and when the air is clean and pure."
Johnny come down come down from the sky.
Johnny come down you're flyin too high.
"Johnny tell us tell us will you
just what secret have you found?
Do you really know the answer,
how to sail above the ground?"
"Half is part of all an answer
and it's better sure than none at all.
And I can't love no hand that strikes me.
If I shot him down then I'd surely fall."
Johnny come down come down from the sky.
Johnny come down you're flyin too high.
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"Sandman"

Here I am at your back porch door
Will you kindly let me in?
Yes it's me I'm hangin around
Honey now your Sandman's back in town
How long since you've slept my dear?
Have you waited all this time?
Did you know I wouldn't let you down?
Honey now your Sandman's back in town
I'm here honey close your eyes.
Reach your arms out to me.
I have made it after a long ride.
Honey now your Sandman's back in town
No more hiding from my memory.
I'm here honey dry your eyes.
It's a pleasure just being around.
Honey now your Sandman's back in town
I am here honey dry your eyes.
Reach your arms out to me.
I have made it after such a long ride.
Honey now your Sandman's back in town …

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<br /> Chouette découverte. Je vous invite à découvrir Bill Fay pour ma part. Il pourrait venir s'inviter dans cette catégorie des oubliés propice aux découvertes.<br /> <br /> <br /> Bonne continuation.<br />
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<br /> <br /> Merci. Encore un OVNI !<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />