Monday, June 18, 2012

My Music Monday

The last few days I cannot get the Philosopher Kings' "I Am the Man" out of my head. 

My OCD becomes your My Music Monday.  Or I guess, My Music Monday™.

The Philosopher Kings were (are?) a Canadian band - mostly R&B, but to be fair, I only owned one disk. Believe it or not, it was hard to get their disks in the States back in the late '90s when they were around. Thank heavens for MuchMusic.

Perhaps my Canadian blogger friends will know who they are. Maybe they were just a Toronto thing. I'm not quite sure.

If you were to give a star-rating to "I Am the Man", it would get 4.5 (out of 5), mostly due to the last 30 seconds or so when it becomes erratic saxophone music.

Still the five Kings had it going on. I'm not sure what happened to the video for this, but it is nowhere to be found. Lead singer, Gerald Eaton was a looker - in my book - and in parts of the video he's wearing a dress.  ....not that there's anything wrong with that. 

I got to see them live once and in a small venue. I was surprised how many Clevelanders knew who they were - or maybe they just go to clubs all the time and just were there pounding them down.

The did splinter, with two of the guys forming the group Prozzak (who were fun, but got annoying real fast).

While the Philosopher Kings had some really good songs on Famous, Rich and Beautiful, "I Am the Man" is what brought them to my attention.  It really is a great song........except for that ending sax.

1 comment:

Ur-spo said...

I didn't care for the sax ending either; like a leaky balloon