Thursday, October 20, 2011

Video: Narrow Sparrow - 'Joe Meek's Dream'

By Frank Krolicki

I have to thank Narrow Sparrow. Before I found out about them and their new song/video "Joe Meek's Dream" I didn't know anything about Joe Meek. Despite my fascination with '60s pop, I had never stumbled onto The Tornadoes' totally rad 1962 instrumental hit "Telstar," which was written and produced by Meek. And I certainly didn't know that he had an obsession with Buddy Holly, who he said communicated with him through dreams. Or that he suffered from mental illness and sadly took his own life at the age of 37 (seriously, this is one engrossing Wikipedia page). So I salute you, Narrow Sparrow, for your strangely touching slice of off-kilter pop and its equally strange and touching Super 8 video. Keep 'em comin'.

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