Sunday, 14 October 2007

Cream? Get on top!

A real oddity, but one that is quite easy to find if you're remotely au fait with Google. This truly awful recording originally arrived in 1966, apparently recorded by five middle aged American women believing, quite incorrectly, that they could play brass instruments. They couldn't.

One of the many albums released over the years to parody the cover of Herb Alpert's Whipped Cram and Other Delights (for a full rundown try this excellent resource the Frivolous Five's Sour Cream is full of atonal nonsense, with the women struggling through such standards and staples as Spanish Flea, A Taste of Honey and All My Loving.

It was hard to decide on just one track to share with you, the whole thing is so dreadful, but have a listen to the ladies' remarkable, tuneless version of Tijuana Taxi and then, if you dare, have a search around the net for more. Off-key, off-tempo and out of tune, the album cover gives no information on the real identities of the fab Five, so any one out there with more info get in touch.

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