Happy Holidays

March 2, 2016

I’m still on vacation so here’s a “Top 40” happy song from the early seventies that didn’t get a lot of air play because it dealt with dark subject matter: cannibalism. If fact, it may be one of the only pop songs to deal with such an issue.

At the time, I lived in a city where the song had a lot of air play and our family then moved to one that didn’t play it at all. I wondered why. To me it was just a song (Rupert Holmes) with a catchy riff. Some stations clung to the theory that Timothy was a mule….made them feel better for playing it I guess.

Timothy – The Buoys – 1971
post by oneearthonelove

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