What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Just Like Crazy Otto...

Just like Crazy Otto
Just like Wolfman Jack
Sittin' plush with a royal flush
Aces back to back

Lyrics immediately recognized by any DeadHead from Ramble On Rose by the Grateful Dead.  The song originally appeared on their Europe '72 set and remained in heavy rotation in the Grateful Dead live shows ever since.

I was a bit shocked to find that Crazy Otto was a real guy.  Evidently this odd German gentleman with an extremely large head played crazy keyboards.  Judging by the covers of the following EP's, he was most likely the Keith Moon of the keyboard.

I came across an LP of his as well.  This one sports a cover by Jack Davis of Mad Magazine fame.  And for all you DeadHeads, there is a tune called Crazy Fingers on this.  It's not the Garcia/Hunter tune.