The Godz and the Bangs

The Godz and the Bangs

The Godz — Whiffenpoof Song

Lester Bangs on The Godz version of “The Whiffenpoof Song”:
“Between the second and third albums, the Godz recorded a single that of course never hit anywhere but should have. Much the best thing they’d ever done, “Whiffenpoof Song” was a real rock ‘n’ roll record, full in sound, dynamic and driving as the work of a much larger group. It opened with a guitar flourish, then the sad lyric echoing pitifully in space: ‘We are poor little lambs/Who have gone astray/We are poor little lambs/Who have lost our way.’  Then suddenly ‘BAAH BAAH BAH BAAAAAHH BAAH BAAH BAH BAAAAHH! BAAH BAAH BAH BAAAHH BAAAHH BAAAHH!!!’
excerpt from “Do the Godz Speak Esperanto?” from “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung” (pp.88-89, paperback edition)
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