Back in 1990, a friend and I were backpacking around Europe, and Scott Hardkiss cajoled us into soaking up some rain and music with 70,000 revelers at the annual Glastonbury Music Festival. It was an psychedelic adventure of epic proportion. Highlights were:
– The Cure stopping mid-song during ‘Fascination Street’ and Robert Smith urging the masses to take a few steps back so that a helicopter could land in the crowd and pick up a girl who had been crushed.
– Tonka Sound System or was it Spiral Tribe all-night day-glo mud rave
– The Happy Mondays out of key and out of their minds on the main stage.
I fell in love with the Happy Mondays. Rambling-mad-cyril-lyrics, out-of-key-yet feelin-it-vibe, indie-dancey-meandering-groove and, of course, Bez’s jogging-in-place-maraca-work-out. “Bob’s Yer Uncle” has always been one of my favorite tunes, so I decided to cover/remix/re-edit and make it into something different and new for this Balearic Summer 2009.
Working with guitarists Rahmeen Shary and Ray Mathews, we crafted this version during live performances at the Kava Lounge in San Diego and Moonshadows in Malibu. David Christopher from Rabbit in the Moon helped out with the aceeeed and bass.
BTW …. I had to change the title to ‘Bob’s My Uncle’ because I do have an uncle named Bob ….. long live uncle Bobby.