EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
MIKE HERON – “WARM HEART PASTRY” – 1971
with TOMMY & the BIJOUX
from the album: “SMILING MEN WITH BAD REPUTATIONS”
Mike Heron of the “Incredible String Band” cut loose from his usual acoustic folk stylings and enlisted Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane and Keith Moon as “Tommy & the Bijoux” for this warm piece of Hard Rock sexual innuendo and ultimately classic “Who” song.
Heron’s vocals are a great fit – Daltry-worthy, Townshend’s “surf/secret agent” riff is perfect as is Lane’s matching bass licks, but it’s Moon’s preternatural attack on the drums that propels this song into the Rock Stratosphere! A massively-impressive track that was known only to those fiends who sought out Album Track Gems.
I must admit that I had an inside track to obscurities like this as I was a Record Rack Jobber and Record Store Manager during the early-to-mid ’70s and therefore had nearly absolute access to any LP I wanted.
At the height of my vinyl fetish I had a “choice” LP record collection that totaled over 3,000 and a separate collection of over 300 LP soundtracks. And to complete my vinyl fetish I had to have PH-balanced paper/plastic inner sleeves and clear-vinyl outer dust covers for nearly all of them.
So come back soon for plenty more Album Track Gems!
Until then thrill to six minutes of WHO Heaven!
“Hey, I’m a hungry man and you know I ain’t talking ’bout grits.”
Crank It Up!
Eat It Up!