- Album name: Remember the Wind and the Rain
- Artist name: Jaime Brockett
- Year: 1968
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Oracle Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics: “G” written inside album, indicating that my father owned it
- Buy it on Amazon: $12.99
Level of familiarity before listening
I’m not familiar with this record, but I previously reviewed Jaime Brockett 2 (1970), and thought it was all right.
What I expected
What it was actually like
Unfortunately, this record must have been damaged somehow (though no damage at all was visible on it), so the audio quality left a lot to be desired, and parts were close to inaudible.
Talking Green Beret New Super Yellow Hydraulic Banana Teeny Bopper Blues was a hilarious (and hilariously shameless) ripoff of Bob Dylan’s Talkin’ New York, a genuinely great song. Even the title was extremely evocative of Dylan.
St. Botolph St. Grey Morning Dulcimer Thing sounded like it used a dulcimer to emulate a sitar, which I thought was very cool and interesting.
Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic was a thirteen-and-a-half minute long story-song that was primarily told via carnival barking, with minimal singing, and I found it nearly unlistenable. It seemed to have included some kind of recurring Jewish joke, but I couldn’t follow it, so I wasn’t able to determine if it was funny or not.
The title track Remember the Wind and the Rain was like a lullaby, except without any melody.
I did not care much for the other songs, which were mostly boring folk style songs that did not sound interesting at all.
2/5: bad, but I was able to listen to the whole thing