Tooling back through some tasty 70’s tunes tonight (some nights it’s the only thing that helps) and two observations strike me:
First, listening to the opening of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” I’m still constantly just STUNNED to realize that Judas was sung in the Original Broadway Cast recording by Murray Head – who also did “One Night In Bangkok” from “Chess.”
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this in the past (I’m pretty sure Jemima had comments about “Chess” which told me some things I hadn’t heard of before) but it still just leaves me gobsmacked.
Secondly, I had started with a little bit of “Chicago,” in particular the “Chicago 3” album. At the beginning of what was then Side Four is the spoken piece “When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow.” To this day I remember thinking that it was incredibly sad, deep, and profound. Especially the final couple of lines –
Do you think a greater thinking thing
Will give a damn that man was here?