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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Johnny Legend
"I Itch" (Bluelight)

Tales of elective hardships and obstreporous sub-cultural postures, intoned against ominous and stormy crack-up zone rockabilly, are expected (and eminently dug) from an icon whose thunder road untraveled included storied stops in such underground scenes as horror films, pro-wrestling, porn, and, of course, rock and roll. (Indeed, Legend's work at Ronnie Weiser's 70s/80s Rollin' Rock deserves particular recognition. Are you hep to it?) Top accolade this time belongs to Legend's dramatic revivication of the haunting, folk-heroic theme from 1963 Disney miniseries "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh." And I'd thought I was alone in remembering it.

Recommended "Scarecrow," "I Itch (Like a Sonuvabitch) "I'm Loaded," "Mexican Love," "My Baby Ditched Me," "3-D Daddy"

Video "Scarecrow"

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